Internationally known concert and chamber musician. His performances and recordings showcased Belgian/Flemish composers.His other interests, literature and art, complemented his music well.His favorite composer was Robert Schumann, and he received the 1993 Robert Schumann Prize from the city of Zwickau for his role in preserving the composer's legacy.BEFORE FAME
He graduated from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 1970 with a degree in pharmacy, followed by studies at the Queen Elisabeth College of Music and the Royal Flemish Conservatory of Antwerp.PERSONAL LIFE
His paternal grandfather was his first teacher, starting him on piano when he was five.FUN FACTS
Pianist Jozef De Beenhouwer were born on Friday, in a leap year, birthstone is Aquamarine, the seaon was Spring in the Chinese year of Rat, it is 78 days until Jozef De Beenhouwer next birthday.