Stichting Blokfluit

The Stichting Blokfluit (Recorder Foundation) is a non-profit organisation which aims to stimulate and promote the recorder's repertoire in every possible field by making it worldwide accessible for the public.

One of the foundation's most important activities is the publication on the net of two comprehensive catalogues, the Catalogue of Contemporary Blockflute Music (CCBM) and the Catalogue of Historical Recorder Repertoire (CHRR).

The People

The founder of the Stichting Blokfluit is Walter van Hauwe. He is known for stage performances of various kinds (as a soloist and as a member of ensembles of great diversity), for his writings, and for his pedagogical work. Walter van Hauwe is based in Amsterdam.


The creator of the Catalogue of Historical Recorder Repertoire (CHRR) is Paul Leenhouts, member of the Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet. Mr. Leenhouts is currently the head Early Music Department at the University of Northern Texas.

Jorge Isaac, as virtuoso blockflutist known from his solo recitals, international projects and prize-winning productions, is since 2009 fully in charge of the Recorder Foundation and its Catalogues. Jorge Isaac is Recorder Professor at the Amsterdam Conservatory and artistic director of the VisiSonor Foundation.

The History

The CCBM is an idea of Walter van Hauwe, founder of the Stichting Blokfluit. When he started this project, around 1988, he had about 400 titles of original recorder music written after the year 1900, while he estimated another 300 works still undiscovered. Now, 25 years later, more than 5000 titles can be found in the CCBM, presumably 95% of the world-wide total.

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