Cara Van der Auwera
Cara Van der Auwera was born in Brasschaat in 1981. Cara studied at a programme for Arts Education (dance, music, theatre) in Antwerp, and continued with a degree for classical singing at the Conservatory of Antwerp and Ghent.
Cara became famous as a singer for the band Spring in 2003. She played the character of Chantal in the Ketnet series Spring (since 2002). She left the band and series in 2006. From September 2005 onwards, she appeared on VT4 as one of the channel’s announcers.
She was a co-presenter in the programme Huizenjacht (House Hunting, 2006-2010). In 2007, she presented Schoondochter gezocht (Looking for a daughter-in-law). After House Hunting, she became news anchor at the VT4 programme Vlaanderen Vandaag (Flanders Today, 2009-2011). In 2012, she transferred to the VRT channel, as a reporter for Iedereen Beroemd (Everybody Famous). From 2017 to 2021, she presented the television programme Wonen (Living) for the regional channels TVL, ATV and TV-Oost.
In 2017 and 2022 Cara participated in the successful reunion concert series Spring Throwback Thursday, which were held in the context of 20 years of Ketnet and Studio 100 at the Antwerp concert hall Sportpaleis.
In June 2014, Cara began working for the classical radio channel Klara (VRT). She presented Espresso, Klara zoekt Academie (Klara searches for Academy) and Klara Serveert (Klara serves). From 2019 until June ’22, she created and presented Caramba and later Django on Klara.
Now she presents Music Matters, a daily show following cultural activities in Flanders. In 2023, Cara creates a podcast about Maria Callas for Klara & VRT Max.