Edwin Huizinga, Artistic Director Designate
An accomplished violinist, a fiddler, a composer, and an improviser, Huizinga has a busy international schedule performing with the folk and baroque duo Fire & Grace and internationally-acclaimed early music, 12-piece baroque band ACRONYM.
His latest commissions include a world premiere at the Palace of Versailles, a North American premiere of his new Cantata, Angel Speaks, and a solo work for baroque violin, Inception. He has performed with orchestras and ensembles worldwide including Carmel Bach Festival, Amsterdam Conservatory Baroque Orchestra, and Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. This next season Huizinga’s concert engagements will take him all over North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. He also has provided artistic direction for various events including annual Big Sur Fiddle Camp.
Huizinga has three upcoming album releases: Dark Watchers with Jonas Bonetta, a full-length album of composed ambient music for violin and piano; Partita Americana, fusing classical and bluegrass music; an album of Biber, with ACRONYM. Huizinga, who has performed numerous times at SweetWater, will also be one of the featured performers at SweetWater 2019.
He will become SweetWater Artistic Director on October 1, 2019.