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Boudewijn Zwart

Carillonneur
Boudewijn Zwart (Amersfoort, 1962) is a Dutch carillonneur, organist and pianist.  He comes from a well-known organist family.  He studied carillon at the Netherlands Carillon School in Amersfoort and piano (main subject) at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam (the forerunner of the Conservatory of Amsterdam).  In 1990 he won all categories of the triennial International Carillon Competition "Queen Fabiola" in Mechelen (Belgium).  Together with Henry Groen (1957), Zwart formed the Dutch Carillon Duo for years.  He is city carillonneur of Dordrecht (Grote Kerk), Ede (Oude Kerk), Gouda (St. Janstoren), Amsterdam (Westertoren and the Oude Kerk), Bergambacht (St. Laurentius Tower), Schoonhoven, IJsselstein, Barneveld, Apeldoorn, Wageningen and Zeewolde .  He has several compositions to his name.  He is president of the international carillonneur association Eurocarillon.

In addition to playing the fixed carillons in church towers, Boudewijn Zwart has developed a mobile carillon with which concerts can be given everywhere, both outdoors and indoors.  This carillon has fifty bronze bells.  Under the title Bell Moods he gives concerts with classical music, jazz and folk music.  In addition, he performs with various children's programs and family performances.

Boudewijn Zwart is one of the founders of the successful Oude Haven Concert that has been held every year since 1998 on the first Saturday of September in Schoonhoven.  Since 2002, Zwart has also been in charge of the Carillon Instituut Nederland in Dordrecht, a private higher professional training for carillonneurs.