The Artist

Willem van Merwijk

Willem van Merwijk was born in 1960. At the age of 17 he decided to make a career in music and started out as a musician; playing the saxophone.

Musician

At the age of 25 he started arranging, first mainly for amateurs and the Aurelia Saxophone Quartet (his own chamber music ensemble) and then more and more for other professionals.

Composer Guillermo Lago

Guillermo Lago (1960) is musician Willem van Merwijk’s composing alter ego. His work is performed all over the world, also appearing on numerous recordings.

Educator

Sharing knowledge, exchanging ideas, handing over experience to a new generation.
Born and raised in a family of teachers education has always been an important element in van Merwijk’s professional life.

Recent news

Babele

In the summer of 2022 I received an email from Roma. A request by the Italian saxophonist Mario Ciaccio to…

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