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Sven Van De Voorde, accordionist of Kalinka Ensemble

° Waregem (Belgium)

Sven Van De Voorde grew up with French chanson, and started classical music studies at the art academy of Waregem (Belgium). He then studied both classical and jazz music at the conservatory of Ghent (Belgium), at the Fontys Academy of Arts in Tilburg (Netherlands) and at the prestigious Sibelius Academy in Helsinki (Finland). Sven Van De Voorde holds a master's degree for both clarinet and accordion.
He also won prizes at various international competitions for both instruments.
He won the first prizes of Belfius Classics for clarinet, accordion and chamber music, and he is laureate of the international clarinet competitions of Ghent (Belgium) and Carlino (Italy).
In 2014 he was elected laureate of SWUK-Flanders.
He played among others with Doina Klezmer in Helsinki (Finland) and with the Brazilian jazz singer Sandra Melo.
He has toured Europe, China and Japan as principal clarinet of the Lahti Symphony Orchestra.
He has been a member of the Kalinka Ensemble since 2019.

Sven Van De Voorde
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