Gerard Bouwhuis (1954) studied the piano at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, where he received his solistic degree. He is especially interested in this century's music and is a sought-after musician by almost all orchestras and ensembles in the Netherlands. As a soloist he appeared a.o. with the Schoenberg Ensemble, Asko, Netherlands Wind Ensemble, Residentie Orchestra, Ebony Band and the Xenakis Ensemble. Many Dutch composers wrote pieces for Bouwhuis a.o. Louis Andriessen, Guus Janssen, Paul Termos, Martijn Padding and Cornelis de Bondt. He is a member of LOOS and forms a pianoduo with Cees van Zeeland. His career brought him through Europe, USA, South America, South Africa,Canada and Japan.. As a soloist Bouwhuis performed at music festivals around the world, like the Almeida festival, Huddersfield festival, Holland festival, Bang On A Can N.Y., Takefu Japan, Meet the composer Telluride U.S.A., Wien Modern and Antwerpen 93. For his contribution to Dutch music he was awarded the beheld Theo Bruins Prize.