Biography

 

After studying piano at the music academy and playing in several bands,Steve Willaert became a much in-demand studio musician and arranger.A meeting with Belgium's most famous singer,Will Tura ,resulted in a long term working relationship which highlighted with the 'Tura in Symphony' concerts for which he wrote the arrangements,performed by the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra.
Also the London Philharmonic Orchestra,The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra,The Norwegian Radio Orchestra and artists like Youssou'n Dour,Zucchero and Toots Thielemans have used his arranging skills.He wrote arrangements for big events such as 'The Night of the Proms',musicals(Tintin, Daens, Alice in Wonderland-(the first 3D live musical)),the annual 'Clouseau' concerts in Antwerp (one of the best selling concert events worldwide) and the Nobel Peace Prize Concert 2012.He continued producing different artists e.g. Natalia,the most popular Belgian female vocalist,writes music for the concertstage(a Symphony for the future,Clarinet in motion), documentaries,shortfilms until his soundtrack for the Belgian series 'Silent Waters' drew attention of film-and tv producers.
For 'Silent Waters',he worked together with Eimear Quinn,Eurovision Song Contest winner of 1996,and the recording became Belgium's bestselling soundtrack until now.Composing for image gives Willaert the opportunity to experiment with different music styles and to combine his passion for film with his passion for music.
There are no musical boundaries here,electronics meet acoustics and the story dictates the music.This leads to exciting working relationships with Belgian directors such as Jan Verheyen,Hans Herbots,Geoffrey Enthoven,Jan Matthys and Dutch directors Erik De Bruyn,Robert-Jan Westdijk and Dana Nechustan (music for 'Dunya and Desie',the Dutch contender for the Oscars 'Best Foreign film' 2009'.He has written music for such tv series as 'Missing Persons Unit' (Belgian's best sold tv show,..92 countries), 'The Divine Monster' and almost 25 other series in 8 years time.