Wim Hoogewerf, guitarist

After studying harmony, counterpoint, analysis, teaching and the history of music in Amsterdam, he was awarded an unanimous first prize for guitar in Dick Visser's class in 1980. He then studied under Oscar Cáceres and Betho Davezac in Paris and Per-Olof Johnson at the Royal School of Music in Copenhagen. With Caroline Delume he forms the guitarduo Le Duo Nono which is based in Paris.
His repertory is extensive, including both classical music and contemporary works by composers such as Louis Andriessen, Berio, Carrillo, Criton, Carter, Cisternino, Giacometti, Alois Hába, Ton de Leeuw, Miroglio, Murail, van Oosten, Scelsi, Tippett, Takemitsu and Visser, giving the first performances of some.
He has appeared as a soloist in concerts and recitals in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Carnegie Recital Hall in New York, the Gaudeamus Festival, the International Contemporary Guitar Week in Amsterdam, Radio France, the Ircam in Paris, the American Festival of Microtonal Music in New York, the MicroFest in Los Angeles, and concert tours in Germany, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy and Japan. He currently teaches at the Conservatories of Bagnolet and Montreuil, both near Paris.

"... a guitarist of uncommon skill, dignity and enterprise."
New York Times, 4 May 1986
Tim Page

Wim Hoogewerf with his Vogt-guitar with moveable frets.



Microtonal activities