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Wim Voet studied at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp with Walter Boeykens and at the Lemmens Institute of Leuven with Jan van den Ecker. He was awarded first prize in clarinet and gained an advanced diploma in clarinet with first prize in bass clarinet.

He later followed masterclasses with Sabine Meyer, Thomas Friedli, Eddie Daniels and Peter Geisler. As an orchestral musician, he was successively a member of the Young Philharmonic, the “European Academy for the Development of Orchestra Musicians” and the World Orchestra for youth and music. He worked with almost all Belgian orchestras and opera houses.

As a soloist and chamber musician, he plays with the Filharmonisch Kamerduo, the Bellerophon wind ensemble, the trio De Vita and the Obbrussel stringquartet.
Concerts have brought him in all the countries of Europe, Japan, Russia, America and Canada, where he worked with conductors such as Vernon Handley, Serge Baudo, Kent Nagano, Philippe Herreweghe and Rudolf Werthen. Wim Voet is best known as the clarinettist of the ensemble Elixir d’Anvers with which he has played more than 250 concerts.

Wim Voet recorded CD’s with the ensemble Elixir d’Anvers,  the Bellerophon wind ensemble,  pianist André De Groote and the Filharmonie. The first CD of the Filharmonisch Kamerduo and cellist Stijn Kuppens has been released in 2015. This unique CD is the first full CD in the world with only duets for clarinet and cello. (more information)

As a teacher, he worked for 10 years at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp. Currently he gives lessons in clarinet and chamber music at the music academies of Antwerp. Regularly his students win prices , for examp at the first national clarinet competition in Ghent.