Edwin Huizinga, Artistic Director


ARTISTIC DIRECTOR PARTNER:              Betty and Joe Gray Family Foundation


An accomplished violinist, a fiddler, a composer, and an improviser, Edwin 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 also also released three albums ove the past year: 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, and was a featured performer at SweetWater 2019. He became SweetWater Artistic Director on October 1, 2019.



A Music Moment with  Edwin - Enjoy some music moments from our Artistic Director Edwin Huizinga. WATCH HERE

Keeping the Music Alive this Spring During the “New Normal” - Edwin Huizinga provides some reflections about our current situation and how SweetWater is making music happen. READ HERE 

Q&A with Our New AD - Edwin Huizinga recently chatted with us about his new position and plans for SweetWater moving forward. READ HERE

Edwin in Performance....

Check out a recent livestream Edwin did with his Fire & Grace partner Bill Coulter.