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Jappe Dendievel

Under the wings of his mother, Jappe (°2004) already took his first musical steps at the age of 4 on the violin.

This was soon followed by the discovery of an extensive range of instruments such as percussion, trombone bassoon and tuba with successful participations in national and international youth competitions (including
including a performance in Santorini as a result) and various youth orchestras.

At the age of 11, Jappe came into contact with bassoonist Francis Pollet, as a result of which things suddenly rapidly progressed and this instrument also became his preferred instrument. In November 2017, Jappe became laureate of the "Prix Dominique" in Venlo, where he also won the audience prize. 
In April 2018, he won First Prize in the international online competition "The Muse". Solo performances with orchestra soon followed, which included concerti by A. Vivaldi, W.A. Mozart, C.M von Weber .

In March 2019, he was selected for the Concertgebouw's International Youth Orchestra, where he performed with 72 other 14-17-year-olds from all over Europe, participated in an intensive internship and performances at the
Concertgebouw Amsterdam and Flagey Brussels. In March 2020, he was accepted into the Verbier Festival Junior Orchestra, and later that year he was accepted into the Youth Orchestra Flanders, as co-leader of the bassoon group.

With the support by his teacher and mentor Francis Pollet and thanks to the  I SOLISTI ACADEMY, Jappe participated in numerous master classes at home and abroad. Sergio Azzolini, Gustavo Nuñez, Fredrik Ekdahl, Sophie Dervaux and many others can testify to his exceptional talent. Jappe Dendievel became a first prize winner of the Princess Christina Competition in 2021 and since the 2021/22 season, he has been an I SOLISTI NextGeneration Artist.

 

From 2021-2023, Jappe was first bassoonist of Casco Phil, Belgium's chamber orchestra. He is also regularly invited as a guest with orchestras such as the Nürnberger Symphoniker, the National Orchestra of Belgium and Philharmonie Zuidnederland. As an active chamber musician, he regularly appears on stage with internationally renowned musicians such as Lisa Jacobs, Hervé Joulain and Jan Michiels at I Solisti and Festival Zeeland Klassiek, among others. Asides from chamber music, he has given recitals in various countries, such as Belgium, The Netherlands and Poland.

Since october 2022, he continues his studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München, in the bassoon class of Dag Jensen.

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