A native of Belgium, Steven Vanhauwaert was hailed by the Los Angeles Times' Mark Swed for his "impressive clarity, sense of structure and monster technique." Since then, Mr. Vanhauwaert has appeared in solo recitals at the world's leading venues, including the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Segerstrom Hall in Costa Mesa, REDCAT Auditorium, Bovard Auditorium, the Concertgebouw, the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing, the Shanghai Oriental Arts Center, Bulgaria Hall in Sofia, and the Shanghai City Theatre.
Many of Mr. Vanhauwaert's performances have been broadcast live on networks such as PBS, K-MZT, K-USC, K-PFK, W-FMT, RTBF, WTV, Radio4, and KLARA. He was also a featured guest in a documentary on creativity for the German/French channel ARTE. He is the co-director of the Unbound Chamber Music Festival in Mammoth Lakes, a 3-week long summer festival featuring guest artists from around the world.
He has appeared with orchestras such as the Pacific Symphony, the Flemish Symphony, the Lviv Philharmonic, the Sofia Sinfonietta, the USC Symphony, the Collegium Instrumentale, the Auburn Symphony, the Kyiv Kamerata, the Peninsula Symphony, and Prima la Musica, amongst others.
He is the recipient of the Maurice Lefranc award, the Galiot Prize, and the Grand Prize at the 2004 Los Angeles International Liszt Competition. His discography covers a wide range of composers, featuring Stravinsky's popular ballets Petrushka and the Le Sacre du Printemps, as well as works by Satie, Ravel, Poulenc and Casella. For Bridge Records he recorded a disc with works by composer Lior Rosner. 'Joseph Woelfl: the Paris Years', released on Sonarti Records, received unanimous praise in the press, and received 5 diapasons in the French magazine Diapason. For Éditions Hortus, he recorded the albums Pensées Intimes (featuring works by Hans Pfitzner, Lili Boulanger, Georges Antoine, and the world premiere recording of the Gallipoli Sonata by F.S. Kelly along with violinist Guillaume Sutre – 5 diapasons), Dispersion (featuring by works by Schulhoff, Casella, Hindemith, Vierne, and the world premiere recording of the piano sonata by Belgian composer Raymond Moulaert), and Romance de Guerre (featuring works by Edward Elgar, Philippe Gaubert, Blair Fairchild, and Benjamin Dale, along with violinist Ambroise Aubrun).
Mr. Vanhauwaert is a Steinway Artist.