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Dirk Snellings

Snellings Dirk 2010

Dirk Snellings is in addition to being co-founder and artistic director also the bass in the core quartet of the Capilla Flamenca. He earned an academic degree in musicology and graduated in voice at the conservatory of Antwerp. His repertoire extends from the Renaissance to contemporary music, with an emphasis on polyphony and baroque. Precisely in this tension between old and new he feels the most exciting challenge in looking for the specific use of the voice that agrees with each style period, with a view to interpreting each genre in an optimal way. This research into early techniques of singing, erroneously believed to have been lost entirely, was the enabling condition for him to come closer to the roots of early vocal art. As a soloist he can already boast a full track record of performances. Thus he collaborated with Il Fondamento, La Petite Bande, Le Parlement de Musique and Ex Tempore. With Fo(u)r Voices he explored in depth the endless opportunities of romantic and contemporary vocal chamber music. Currently he teaches voice and history of early music at the Lemmens Institute in Leuven until 2013.

Dirk Snellings died 15th july 2014

Discography (selection)

Flanders Arts Institute

Expertise centre for performing arts, music and visual arts.