Egbert Jan Louwerse is Professor of Flute and Mentor on the Masters Course at the Prins Claus Conservatory Groningen. He graduated as a flautist at the Conservatory of Amsterdam with Pieter Odé and Marieke Schneemann. He also studied orchestral conducting, music with "live-electronics" and composition. For three years he also studied the complex rhythms and micro-tonality of Carnatic music. He is a member of the Nederlands Fluitkwartet, is one of the flautists of flute octet “Blow Up!” and is flautist with the international Occult Ensemble which specialises in modern music. With harpist Vera Kool he has his succesful FluteHarp Duo. In juni 2015 he was awarded a Silver Medal by the French Société Académique “Arts-Sciences-Lettres” for his work on French Music.