Hailed by the Los Angeles Times for his “impressive clarity, sense of structure and monster technique,” STEVEN VANHAUWAERT has garnered a wide array of accolades, among them the First Prize at the Los Angeles International Liszt Competition. The pianist made his Walt Disney Concert Hall solo debut performing the world premiere of Fratello by Magnus Lindberg, and he was featured on the Piano Spheres series at REDCAT with a daring program consisting exclusively of 20th- and 21st-century etudes for piano, including specially commissioned works by Veronika Krausas and Eric Tanguy. He also appeared as a soloist at the National Center of the Performing Arts in Beijing, the Shanghai Oriental Arts Center, the Concertgebouw in Bruges, the Great Hall of the Budapest Liszt Academy, the Forbidden City Theatre in Beijing, Segerstrom Hall, and the National Philharmonic Hall in Kiev. He has appeared with orchestras such as the Pacific Symphony, the Flemish Symphony, the Lviv Philharmonic, Collegium Instrumentale, the Sofia Sinfonietta, the Auburn Symphony, the Kyiv Kamerata, the Peninsula Symphony, and Prima la Musica, amongst others.
Recent albums such as Joseph Woelfl: The Paris Years (Sonarti Records) and Pensées Intimes (Hortus Records) were among the Top 10 titles on Belgian radio and received a “5 diapasons” rating in France. His album Dispersion (Hortus Records), featuring works by Hindemith, Vierne, Casella, Schulhoff and a first recording of a work by Belgian composer Raymond Moulaert, received rave reviews in Germany, France, Holland, the U.K., and the U.S.
The pianist is a Steinway Artist.