About this project
Bart Watté (°Gent, 1979) is a remarkable and versatile musical talent. He studied clarinet with Eddy Vanooshuyse and Symphonic Orchestra Conducting with Edmond Saveniers and Ivan Meylemans. He had masterclasses with clarinet legends Robert Spring, Wenzel Fuchs, Howard Klug, Luis Rossi, Thomas Friedli and Anthony Pay.
Currently, he serves as Principal Clarinet with the world renowned “Royal Symphonic Band of the Guides”, Belgium’s oldest and most prestigious military orchestra. He has an excellent reputation as a virtuoso soloist, studio musician, chamber musician, private teacher and guest conductor, and is regularly invited on national and international festivals.
A self-taught composer, his compositional style is firmly rooted in classical/romantic traditions and influenced by electronic, folk, pop and film music. His works, written for many different ensembles and orchestral formations, have been performed worldwide. Among the highlights are live recordings of his “Concerto for Piccolo and Orchestra” (with piccolist Peter Verhoyen and Ataneres Ensemble, conducted by the composer) and “Mirrors” (performed by the Reed Quintet “Paradise Winds”).
As an author, he regularly publishes pedagogical articles in the Dutch magazine “De Klarinet”.
Bart is a Buffet Crampon clarinet artist, and performs on Buffet Crampon “Festival” clarinets.