Willy Hautvast

Dutch composer
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Johannes Wilhelmus "Willy" Hautvast OON (31 August 1932 – 6 May 2020) was a Dutch clarinetist, composer and conductor.[1] He was born in Maastricht, the Netherlands.

He became solo clarinet player in the Dutch Royal Navy Band from 1951 until 1974. He also became arranger, he arranged around 250 pieces for this band at the Royal Air Force Chapel. In 1974 he became director at the Band and Classical Department at the Music Education Center The Lindenberg in Nijmegen. He has conducted several orchestras.

In 1991 he was awarded Knight in the Order of Orange-Nassau.

Hautvast died in Nijmegen on 6 May 2020, aged 87.[2]


  1. "Wayback Machine" (PDF). web.archive.org. February 26, 2005. Archived from the original on February 26, 2005. Retrieved May 8, 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  2. Componist en dirigent Willy Hautvast overleden, Klankwijzer.nl, 7 May 2020.