Korneel
van Veste

Voice (countertenor and tenor)

Roots
Born and raised in Belgium.

Studies
I began my music studies in Leuven, where I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree. This was followed by a Master’s degree in Early Music at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. (I hope to study in Basel soon!)

Professionally
At the moment I work full-time as an early music singer. I regularly sing with ensembles such as Cappella Pratensis, Vox Luminis and Titans Rising. I have also recently started directing my own ensemble called “Paradise Repaired”.

Why
People often talk about a “calling” in relation to religion. I see music as a kind of religion that I feel called to.

Elective affinities
I have a great passion for games, Dungeons and Dragons and other geeky stuff. Important book: “His Dark Materials” (P. Pullman). Important CDs: Ensemble Organum: “Messe de Nostre dame”; le poème harmonique: “anamorfosi”. Important poems: “When I have fears” (J. Keats) and “Ithaka” (C.P. Cavafy).

2024

September

The Bassanos

Homage to the recorder
Sun 29.09.24

October

Magnum opus musicum 1604

Obituary for Orlando di Lasso
Sun 27.10.24 18:15 Concert

Martinskirche
Basel

November

Du Fay 550

Music for a lifetime
Sun 24.11.24 18:15 Concert

Barfüsserkirche
Historisches Museum Basel

December

Now sing and rejoice

Sing-along Concert
Sun 29.12.24 17:45 Workshop 18:15 Concert

Barfüsserkirche