Diede Verpoest

Diede Verpoest

Diede Verpoest became passioned about music and violin by his parents.
He got his first violin lessons from his father and graduated with highest distinction at the Music Academy “August De Boeck”. He also took private lessons with Eric Sluys.
In 2010 he won the 1st price in the finale of Dexia Classics. In this year he also started his studies at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels as a pupil of Philippe Graffin.
He had some lessons for viola with Tony Nys. Since then he took part of several projects on viola, besides playing the violin. Diede had the opportunity to perform ‘Symphonia Concertante’ by Mozart as a soloist together with Nicolas Dupont Conducted by Dirk Vermeulen.
Diede cherishes a big passion for chambermusic. He took part of many masterclasses and orchestra projects in Belgium, France, Italy, Denmark, South-Africa. He got lessons and became inspired by many musicians: Václav Remeš, Josef Klusoň, Sakari Tepponen, Elisabeth Zeuthen Schneider, Helge Slaatto, Marc Danel, Guy Danel, Dirk Vermeulen, Thomas Dieltjens, Jan Michiels, Eric Robberecht en Bart Bouckaert.
During the Hvide Sande Masterclass he received a special price for “Hard work and good fellowship”.
He made several recordings for Euroclassical (www.classicalplanet.com).
Besides the classical repertoire his interests also are going to folk, jazz and free improvisation. With his folkband “roots” he recorded a cd last year and is discovering several Festivals with them.
Together with friends from the conservatory he created a new ensemble: “Tmesis”. Recently they were crowned as Laureate of “Supernova 2016”. As a result, they got the opportunity to play at the “Klara festival” and different cultural centers. Also Tmesis was invited to represent Belgium at the International Festival “HARMOS” in Portugal.

Diede Verpoest