Roel Dieltiens (born 1956) is a Belgian cellist and composer. Dieltiens plays both Baroque and modern cello. Dieltiens grew up in a musical family and initially studied piano. At the age of fifteen, just as he was about to give up music, his elder brother encouraged him to try the cello. He immediately fell in love with the instrument. Three years later he won First Prize at the Royal Flemish Conservatory in Antwerp, Belgium.
Studies and degrees :
Dieltiens continued his studies at the Chapelle musicale Reine Élisabeth in Waterloo, Belgium. He also studied with André Messens in Antwerp, Belgium, with André Navarra in Detmold, Germany and with Pierre Fournier in Geneva, Switzerland. He received a diploma from the Akademie für Solisten in Wolfenbüttel, Germany and a Diploma d'Onore from the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, Italy.
Interest in baroque, contemporary, and ethnic music :
Dieltiens played with the violinist André Gertler, the clarinetist Walter Boeykens and the countertenor and conductor René Jacobs. He became the latter's regular continuo cellist.
Several contemporary composers, including Luc Van Hove and William Bolcom, have asked Dieltiens to give first performances of their works. He has also collaborated with Victor Legley and Jacqueline Fontyn.
Dieltiens has performed and recorded as a member of the chamber music ensemble, Explorations. Dieltiens has also performed with the Hungarian ethnic music group Muzsikás. Wide ThumbClearartFanart Banner User Comments