Westerlinck, Wilfried, Belgian composer and teacher; b. Louvain, Oct. 3, 1945. He was a student of Legley (harmony) at the Brussels Cons, and of Verbessert (analysis) and Sternefeld (conducting) at the Royal Flemish Cons, of Music in Antwerp. From 1971 to 1983 he taught at the latter. In 1977 he won the Antwerp composition prize and in 1985 his total output was awarded the Baie Prize.
orch: Metamorfose (1971); Elegie van de zee en van de lief de (1975); Landschappen II for Strings (1979). CHAMBER: Clarinet Quintet (1966); Epigrammen for String Trio (1968); “S” for Trumpet and Tape (1972-80); Maclou for Horn (1975); Canto I for Guitar (1976), II for Cello (1982), and III for Harp (1982); Aquarel for Flute (1977); Landschappen I for Wind Quintet (1977) and IV for Flute, Harp, and String Trio (1981); String Quartet (1978); Epitaphe for String Quartet (1983); Sinfonietta for Chamber Ensemble (1986). Piano: 3 sonatas (1983, 1985, 1986); Variations on a Theme by Paganini (1985).
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire