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 Northwestern Europe, now a province of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. My family has been living here since the 13th century. I have a son and a daughter.

Apart from writing music, short stories and drawing, I like to cycle in the countryside (video).