About

Linde Timmermans was born in Ninove in 1988 into an art-loving family. From the age of 6 to 16 she travelled together with her family by horse and cart around Belgium, France, Spain and Portugal. Her personal and artistic development was strongly influenced by the endless, continuously changing landscapes and frequent encounters with other people and cultures. At the age of 16 she was awarded her school-leaving diploma by the ‘examination commission of the Flemish Community’. At the same time she also studied violin from a young age. Her teachers included: Pali Szomora, Fasli Kamberi, Zygmund Kowalski, Igor Tkachouk and Naaman Sluchin. She studied solfège, harmony, counterpoint, orchestration and analysis at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels and obtained her degree in Fuga with Kristin de Smedt.

In 2016, she was awarded a Master in Music cum laude, and magna cum laude for composition. She followed Aram courses in Poitiers, and an ‘Intensive Program Music Technology’ in Cosenza and also attended lectures given by Fabrizio Cassol in Royaumont and seminaries with Magnus Lindberg and Clarence Barlow.

Linde speaks fluent Dutch, French, Spanish, English and basics of Russian. She has made an in-depth study of the folk music of Hungary, Romania, Transylvania, Bulgaria, Russia, Ukraine, Greece, Spain. She has attended classes given by Roby Lakatos, Marcel Râmba, Dessi Stefanova, Theodora Athanasiou, Ross Daly and Tcha Limberger.

As a composer she has been inspired by the traditions of various different cultures. Text, rhythms and melodies are sublimated but nevertheless remain very tangible expressed in an extremely contemporary musical language. She creates her own personal, individual, honest but very sensitive musical world where the secular and the sacred come together in an almost timeless atmosphere.

In 2014 The Hausmann Quartet from the San Diego State University commissioned a composition for quatuor. The premiere was in April 2015 in San Diego, California. The composition was well received and makes since then part of their concert program. April 2016 the Symphonic wind band, Koninklijke Muziekkapel van de Gidsen, premiered the composition ‘Quantum Sonate’ in Brussels under direction of Yves Segers. Spring 2017 Duobaan created ‘The Jester’a commission from ‘Het Concertgebouw Brugge’.

Nowadays Linde Timmermans wants to broaden her musical knowledge and give it a sound scientific foundation. She is doing a doctorate in the Arts at the VUB/KCB in Brussels supervised by Peter Swinnen and studies as a free student, within the framework of her PhD, with Clarence Barlow at the UCSB, California.