Music, Composition and Theory

Rowy van Hest
Nederlands English

About Rowy

Although my father was a music teacher, it was not until I was sixteen that I started to learn to play an instrument. When I was eighteen, I finished a concerto for strings. At the age of nineteen I was accepted to the Brabant Conservatory of Music.

At first I wrote experimental music, but a few years after I had finished my study, I went back to my roots. Since then I have been writing light-hearted music with a touch of melancholy.

Apart from being a composer and a teacher, I'm also a writer and a graphic artist.

I was born and raised (and hope to die) in the northern part of the former Duchy of Brabant in North-West Europe, now a province of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. My family has been living there since the Middle Ages. I have a son and a daughter.

The Duchy of Brabant was a region in the Low Countries. Composers from the Low Countries are Guillaume Dufay, Johannes Ockeghem, Josquin Des Prez, Jacob Obrecht, Jacobus Clemens non Papa, Orlando di Lasso and Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck.