Boudewijn Zwart was appointed city carillonneur of the city of Dordrecht in 1993. He was born in 1962 in Amersfoort. Zwart is a member of a well-known organist family.
He studied carillon at the Netherlands Carillon School in Amersfoort and piano at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam.
Together with Henry Groen, Zwart formed the Dutch Carillon Duo for many years . He is city carillonneur of Dordrecht, Ede, Gouda, Amsterdam, Bergambacht, Schoonhoven, IJsselstein, Barneveld, Apeldoorn, Wageningen and Zeewolde, among others.
Zwart has written several compositions to his name. He is also president of the international carillon association Eurocarillon.
Besides playing fixed carillons, Boudewijn Zwart has also developed a mobile carillon with fifty bronze bells. With this carillon, concerts can be given anywhere, both indoors and outdoors.
Since 2002, Zwart has also been in charge of the Carillon Instituut Nederland in Dordrecht, a private higher vocational training for carillonneurs.
City carillonneurs in the twentieth and in the twenty-first century
In the 16th and 17th century, city carillonneurs were appointed in Dordrecht. With the disappearance of the carillons, probably because they were melted down for the artillery, this function disappeared.
It was not until 1951, when the present carillon was installed, that another city carillonneur was appointed.
City Carillonneurs of Dordrecht
|Leen ‘t Hart||1951-1953|
|Jaap van der Ende||1966-1993|