Eddy Vanoosthuyse is a Belgian clarinet soloist and pedagogue. He performs throughout the world with prestigious orchestras including I Pommerigi Musicali, Milan, the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra, the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, the Sofia Soloists, the Slovak Sinfonietta and the Kansas Sinfonietta, and with world renowned conductors including Peter Oundjian, Saulius Sondeckis and Michel Tabachnik.
He has appeared on numerous radio and television stations including BRTN, RTBF, VRT, VARA, Radio Suisse Romande, Magyar Radio, Czech Radio, Danish Radio and Lietuvos Radio and recorded albums for the Sony, EMI, Decca, Aeon, Naxos, Phaedra, Gobelin, Aliud and Talent labels. These performances have garnered outstanding comments from the international musical press.
Vanoosthuyse has worked with some of the most influential composers of his generation, including John Corigliano, Olivier Messiaen, Alfred Reed, Dirk Brossé, Hans Zimmer, Jan Van der Roost and Oscar Navarro. He was selected for the World Philharmonic Orchestra (conducted by Georges Prêtre) and invited to join the Symphonicum Europae (New York, Lincoln Centre, Fisher Hall). He has won accolades from the Chinese Clarinet Society and the City of Lima and in 2013 he was awarded the Flemish Torenwachtersprijs. Vanoosthuyse won a ‘Golden Label’ for his 2014 recording of American Clarinet Concertos (Corigliano and Carter) and the prestigious Fuga Prize from the Union of Belgian Composers in 2015.
Eddy Vanoosthuyse is the principal clarinet of the Brussels Philharmonic and the clarinet professor at the Royal Conservatories of Gent and Liège. He gives masterclasses and is a guest professor at universities on four continents.
He plays exclusively on Buffet Crampon clarinets and Vandoren reeds and mouthpieces.