College of Music Program Book 2011-2012: Ensemble & Other Performances, Volume 1 Page: 51
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aul Leenhouts is director of early music studies and the Baroque Orchestra
at the University of North Texas. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees from the
Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam, where he was on the faculty as professor of recorder and
historical development since 1993. He is a founding member of the Amsterdam Loeki Stardust
Quartet since 1978. In 2002 he became director of the contemporary music collective Blue Iguana.
He is also a composer, arranger and editor of numerous works for chamber music ensembles. Mr.
Leenhouts has recorded for Decca L'Oiseau-Lyre, Channel Classics, Vanguard, Lindoro and Berlin
Classics. Two L'Oiseau-Lyre recordings received the prestigious Edison Award. In 1986 he initiated
the Open Holland Recorder Festival Utrecht and from 1993 he has been director of the International
Baroque Institute at Longy in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His special interest in renaissance consort
repertoire led to the founding of The Royal Wind Music in 1997. In 2004 Mr. Leenhouts was
elected president of the European Recorder Performers Society. As well as performing numerous
concerts and coaching masterclasses within the early music field, he also regularly appears with
contemporary and music theatre groups such as Musikfabrik, Nederlands Vocaal Laboratorium, ZT
Hollandia and NT Gent.
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