Dirk Snellings

Category:solist, dirigent, docent, artistiek leider
1959 - 15.07.2014
Genre(s):oude muziek, barok, classicisme, romantiek
Instrument(s):zang (bas)
Actual/previous member of:Capilla Flamenca
Guest member of:Ensemble Clematis

Biography

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

Selective discography

In honorem B.M.V. Causa Nostrae LaetitaeIn honorem B.M.V. Causa Nostrae Laetitae (2012)
20th century
Piet Swerts, Jan Peeters, De Kleine Cantorij Tongeren, Luc Ponet, Els Crommen, Kurt Bikkembergs, Noëlle Schepens, Jan Caals (...)
Willaert Adriaen - Vespro della beata VergineWillaert Adriaen - Vespro della beata Vergine (2012)
early music
Capilla Flamenca, Dirk Snellings, Adriaen Willaert, Joris Verdin
Heinrich Isaac - Ich muss dich lassenHeinrich Isaac - Ich muss dich lassen (2011)
early music
Capilla Flamenca, Dirk Snellings, Heinrich Isaac, Oltremontano
Henry Du Mont - Loüez par des chansons nouvelles...Henry Du Mont - Loüez par des chansons nouvelles... (2010)
Baroque
Musica Favola, Anne Cambier, Marnix De Cat, Stephan Van Dyck, Dirk Snellings, Ryo Terakado, Myriam Gevers, Wim Maeseele (...)
Reformation & Counter-reformationReformation & Counter-reformation (2010)
early music
Ex Tempore, Capella Sancti Michaelis, Capilla Flamenca, Ricercar Consort, Patrick Denecker, Guy Penson, Currende, Collegium Vocale Gent (...)
Alexander Agricola - Missa in myne zynAlexander Agricola - Missa in myne zyn (2010)
early music
Capilla Flamenca, Marnix De Cat, Rob Cuppens, Tore Denys, Lieven Termont, Dirk Snellings, Liam Fennelly, Thomas Baeté (...)
En un gardinEn un gardin (2009)
early music
Capilla Flamenca, Dirk Snellings, Thomas Fabri, Philippe De Vitry, Guillaume de Machaut, anoniem, Nicholas Pykini, Jean Vaillant (...)
Bach Johann Sebastian - Johannes-Passion BWV 245Bach Johann Sebastian - Johannes-Passion BWV 245 (2009)
Baroque
Il Fondamento, Paul Dombrecht, Ian Honeyman, Werner van Mechelen, Greta De Reyghere, Steve Dugardin, Stuart Patterson, Dirk Snellings (...)
Roland de Lassus -  Bonjour mon cœurRoland de Lassus - Bonjour mon cœur (2009)
early music
Capilla Flamenca, Marnix De Cat, Tore Denys, Lieven Termont, Dirk Snellings, Jan Van Outryve, Liam Fennelly, Thomas Baeté (...)
Krummhorn, cromorne, storto, tournebout ?Krummhorn, cromorne, storto, tournebout ? (2008)
early music
Tielman Susato, Syntagma Amici, Patrick Denecker, Heinrich Isaac, Katelijne Van Laethem, Josquin Desprez, Dirk Snellings, Adriaen Willaert (...)

Author of

Historically Informed Performing BachHistorically Informed Performing Bach (2012)
barok
Dirk Snellings, Bart Van Looy, Stijn Vervliet

Selectieve discografie als medewerker

Heinrich Isaac - Ich muss dich lassenHeinrich Isaac - Ich muss dich lassen (2011)
early music
Capilla Flamenca, Dirk Snellings, Heinrich Isaac, Oltremontano
De Sayve Lambert - Sacred musicDe Sayve Lambert - Sacred music (2007)
early music
Giovanni Priuli, Oltremontano, Giovanni Gabrieli, Capilla Flamenca, Lambert de Sayve, Wim Becu
Pierre de la Rue - Missa Ave Maria VesperaPierre de la Rue - Missa Ave Maria Vespera (2006)
early music
Capilla Flamenca, Psallentes, Pierre De la Rue, Gregoriaans, Dirk Snellings, Hendrik Vanden Abeele
Clemens Non Papa - Priest and Bon VivantClemens Non Papa - Priest and Bon Vivant (2005)
early music
Capilla Flamenca, La Caccia, Jacobus Vaet, Jacobus Clemens Non Papa
Margarete. Maximilian I.Margarete. Maximilian I. (2001)
early music
Capilla Flamenca, Dirk Snellings, La Caccia, Michaël Ghijs, Schola Cantorum Cantate Domino, Frans Mariman, Schola Gregoriana Lovaniensis, Joris Verdin (...)
Magister XMagister X (1998)
early music
Capilla Flamenca, Dirk Snellings
SublimationSublimation (1996)
20th century
Ex Tempore, Serge Minten, Florian Heyerick

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News:In memoriam Dirk Snellings (22.07.2014)
Choc voor de CD 'Heinrich Isaac' van de Capilla Flamenca (13.01.2012)
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Dirk Snellings (12.2009)