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 (St George Quintet), 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, Joe Puglia, Marc Danel, Guy Danel, Dirk Vermeulen, Jan Vermeulen, Thomas Dieltjens, Benjamin Dieltjens, Jan Michiels, Eric Robberecht en Bart Bouckaert.
He made several recordings for Euroclassical (www.classicalplanet.com) , and was invited to several chambermusic festivals like “Resonances Festival” and the “Delft Chamber Music Festival”.
Besides the classical repertoire his interests also are going to folk, jazz and free improvisation. With his folkband “roots” he recorded his second cd (Rewind) 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. Recently they were invited at the “Schiermonnikoog Music Festival” and “Festival Midi-Minimes”. Since 2016 they are “Ensemble in Residence” at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. In December 2017 Tmesis recorded there first CD, “ECHOS” with the label “Etcetera”.
Since 2016, Diede started to play together with pianist, Claus Vermeulen and since then they forme a duo.
Since 2017, He also is started to play in the “Sonos Ensembel” which is an ensemble of 11 people, 1 string quintet, 1 wind quintet and piano. They play in every kind of combination.
Meanwhile, Diede received his diplome at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels with ‘big distinction’.
‘The artisctic foundation Mathilde E. Horlait-Dapsens’ awarded Diede with a supportive scholarship.
Since 2017 Diede is assistant of the violin professor ‘Naaman Sluchin’ at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels.