Hedwig Swimberghe was born in Bruges and studied at the conservatory of his native city. He completed his studies at the Conservatory in Ghent with Jean Tastenoe and later in Berlin with Karl Leister. Swimberghe became laureate of several national and international competitions including the Maurice Van Guchte Price, Benelux Prize, the International Eindhouven Tromp Competition and the Concours International du Festival de Musique de Toulon. He has been soloist with the Flemish Radio Orchestra and Professor of Clarinet at the Erasmus university in Brussels Royal Music Conservatory Department. He is also a Faculty member "Julian Menendez International Clarinet Course and Festival (Hungary) and requested a jury member at national and international competitions.
In 1997 Hedwig Swimberghe the initiative for the establishment of the Brussels Clarinet Choir in the bosom of his clarinet class at the Royal Music Conservatory in Brussels. The repertoire of the BCC includes both classic and contemporary, and there is ample attention to new work by Belgian composers.