Emilia Kirova and Tzigani

Sven Van De Voorde

° Waregem (Belgium)

Sven studied classical music and jazz in Ghent (Belgium), Tilburg (Netherlands) and Helsinki (Finland), obtaining a master degree for both clarinet and accordion.

He won the first prizes of Belfius Classics for accordion, clarinet and chamber music, and he is a laureate of the international clarinet competitions in Ghent (Belgium) and Carlino (Italy).

After completing his studies, he played for several years as principal clarinetist with the Lahti Symphony Orchestra, touring Europe, China and Japan. Simultanuously, he continued to play light music on accordion in klezmer and jazz bands.

Sven combines an intuitive way of improvising with a complete mastery of his instruments, and fits in perfectly when it comes to playing gipsy music.

Sven Van De Voorde