Wouter Bongaerts, born in 1977 in Genk (Belgium). He started with music when he was 6 years old. At the age of 8 he took part in the children's singing competition “Zecchino d'oro in Bologna (Italy).
After completing his secondary education, he went to study at the Lemmens Institute in Leuven (B) and the Maastricht Conservatory (NL), including lessons from Andreja van Schaick, Paul Steegmans, Alan Weiss, Ton Vennix, Han Berghs…. Besides giving piano lessons, he was active as a keyboardist/pianist in various bands and became more and more passionate about minimal music and he focused on composing music, wrote music for various art projects and is now working on the music for his own project.” Nati sotto Saturno”. Because of his fascination for minimal and impressionistic music, he started looking for his music with composers such as Simeon ten Holt, Claude Debussy, Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Michael Nymann, Ludovico Einaudi, Wim Mertens ... He teaches at the Fioretti College in Veghel and is also a programmer of jazz concerts for the Cultuurcafé “de Afzakkerij” in Veghel, NL.
In September 2017 he started the master's degree in Music - Education at the Maastricht Conservatory. His research focuses on examining and reforming music education in secondary education. In October/November 2019 he will complete his research and present it with the title: “What is the relevance of “audition” in the context of music education as “new listening learning” in promoting 21st century skills in secondary education. At the moment, he is working on an album: ” Omaggio agli artisti “, all the compositions will be dedicated to a great artist!