Early death of early music mastermain
We’ve been notified of the death, aged 55, of Dirk Snellings, artistic director of Belgium’s award-winning Capilla Flamenca, and a frequent bass-singer soloist with La Petite Bande and other ensembles.
A viola da gamba virtuoso, Dirk also played recorder, crumhorn, pommer, viol and harpsichord.
He was an outstanding authority on the Flemish polyphonists and a teacher of voice and early music history at the Lemmens Institute in Leuven.
He had been suffering from a lingering disease.