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Guido de Neve

At the age of 11, Guido de Neve was accepted as a pupil at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels in the class of Kati Sebestyen. In 1989 he founded the E.Ysaÿe Ensemble, from which the Spiegel String Quartet was created in 1996.

Since 2004, Guido de Neve has been performing on the modern violin as well as on the baroque violin and romantic violin in order to explore the sound worlds of both old and modern instruments. He performed for example, together with Jan Michiels on the pianoforte, the integral sonatas by Ludwig van Beethoven and the sonata by César Franck and Guillaume Lekeu on historical instruments. Together with Frank Agsteribbe on the harpsichord and Willem Gommaar Kennis, he performed Bach's sonatas.

De Neve is widely appreciated for his research and restoration of unpublished manuscripts. He rediscovered completely forgotten masterpieces by, among others, G. Lekeu, E. Ysaÿe, J. Jongen and A. De Boeck, creations that enjoyed great acclaim both in the concert hall and on CD. In recent years numerous works have been written for and with him. He received the Willem Pelemans Prize in 1993 for his dedication to announcing Belgian composers.

Subjects: Section leader Violin, Violin, Chamber music