Diederik Glorieux was born in Ghent on July 8th 1976. He received his higher musical education at the Lemmens institute (now LUCA School of Arts, campus Lemmens) in Leuven. In 2001 he obtained the master’s degree in muziekagogiek with a minor in muziektheorie-schriftuur with specialisation in schriftuur-compositie. His teachers were: C. Vereecke for harmony, counterpoint and fugue, Luc Van Hove for higher analyses and Wim Henderickx for composition. He obtained a bachelor in recorder taught by Bart Coen. He also completed a teacher’s degree. In the years that followed, Diederik completed the course for recorder and took additional classes in choral direction.
The commissions completed by Diederik are diverse. For Els Mondelaers he composed the Ave Mater Dolorosa, a composition for mezzo-soprano (solo) and organ. Some of his recent vocal works are: Impressions for choir Soep zonder Snor for children’s choir, narrator, harp and percussion. For flute soloist Toshiyiki Shibata he composed Love, a concerto for flute, percussion and orchestra. The past few years he has composed chamber music for Arts Centre BUDA, festival van Vlaanderen Kortrijk, and Euterpe vzw to be used in theater en choir.
Diederik won the prize Muziek 2014 for Ensemble of the province West-Flanders (part of Belgium). In 2015 Diederik was lauded by the commune Zwevegem for cultural achievement.
Teacher and assistant
The current occupational portfolio of Diederik is diverse as well. He is tied to the City Academy Peter Benoit, Harelbeke, the Academy for arts in Zwevegem and the Academy in Ieper as a teacher of composition, music theory, music history, recorder, ensemble, early music, improvisation and arrangement. He is the musical assistent of Wim Henderickx. Finally, he provides musical embellishment for the St. Augustinus church, Harelbeke.
Diederik conducts the choirs Ars Vocalis (Kortrijk), Zimra (Izegem) and Vitalis (Stasegem). He is a board member of the concert associations Attacca, MusicaH, organ concerts Stasegem and Uzien vzw, Deerlijk. He is a programmer at the Nexus Festival and the H'Mused festival.
Choral work (selection)
- Missa amori solemnis, for SSAA and mezzo soprano solo, copper quintet and organ, 2012
- Soep zonder snor, children’s choir, narrator, harp and percussion, 2015
- Plainte, for mixed choir, SATB solo, 2 recorders, 2 viols, percussion, theorbo, harpsichord, cello and double bass, 2019 .
Diederik Glorieux’s music has not been published, but is available through Huniyāgar.
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