Lidewei De Sterck


born in Wetteren
lives in Antwerpen
studied with Ku Ebbinge the Royal Conservatory of The Hague
plays on different oboes:
baroque oboe (415Hz) after Stanesby, Marcel Ponseele
oboe d’amore (415Hz) after Eichentopf ,Marcel Ponseele
oboe da Caccia (415HZ) after Eichentopf, Peter van der Poel
French baroque oboe (392Hz) after Hotteterre, Marcel Ponseele
classical oboe with 4 keys (430Hz) after Grundmann, Alfredo Bernardini
classical oboe with 8 keys (430Hz) after Grundmann und Floth, Wolfgang Kube
favourite composer rather a cliché but Bach is there at the very top of my list. I also do have high regard for Rameau and Monteverdi though…
most underestimated composer Telemann! Maybe not in his time but nowadays, I think so… I still am surprised by his inventivity and urge for renewal (as e.g. in his violin concerto TWV51:F4)
favourite venue I love the atmosphere and acoustics of the Victoria Hall in Geneva (founded in 1891) but the hall that I’m most touched by is the Henri Le Boeufzaal in Bozar Brussels, partly because my late uncle (Patrick De Sterck) collaborated at the renovations and somehow his spirit s always with me when I’m there
favourite recording Viaggo musicale with Il Giardino Armonico, I very much love 17th century music and what I find so compelling about this CD is that everything, via improvisations, comes together in one storyline…
favourite il gardellino-recording the CD with Bach-cantatas’Wir müssen durch viel Trübsal’, I think the recording of BWV 146 is perhaps the most beautiful one I’ve ever heard
best festival Sydney Festival in Australia. This festival has a broad programmation but it’s noce that they also make space for historical praxis. It’s a completely different experience to play on historical instruments in Australia because this is not so common practice as it has become in Europe. In Australia, people are still really curious, bewildered and enthousiast about what they see and hear.
piece that should be dicovered I don’t think about one particulatr piece but since a few yeas the complete collection of the ‘Sächsische Landesbibliothek Dresden’ is online, I’m sure there are still some pears to be discovered there…
what I’ve never played before but would love to I really love renaissance music but since the oboe didn’t exist at the time, I haven’t been much in touch with this music as a player. I bought some shawms though last year so I’m very keen on exploring this repertoire.