Waelput, Hendrik



Flemish composer, well known and highly esteemed in Belgium. Ghent was his birthplace; he studied at the Brussels Conservatory, in 1866 received the Prize of Rome, for his cantata, The Wind. In 1869 he became director of the Conservatory at Bruges, in this city was also theatre conductor and conducted the Popular concerts; after a period of residence in Dijon he went to Ghent as conductor of the Grand Theatre; later held the post of professor of harmony in the Conservatory at Antwerp. He was the author of numerous songs, a festival march etc.