dimitri mestdag, oboe
dimitri started studying oboe at the academy of harelbeke and ghent with yf bourry. he obtained master diploma's for oboe, english horn and chamber music at the brussels conservatory with paul dombrecht and alex van beveren. he participated in masterclasses with alain denis, ingo goritzki and thomas indermühle and was a student of emanuel abbühl at the rotterdam conservatory. dimitri was first laureate of the dexia classics competition and became the first laureate ever for english horn at the tenuto competition 1996. he played numerous concerts with the rotterdam philharmonic orchestra conducted by sir simon rattle and valery gergiev. since 1996 he is english horn soloist at the royal flemish philharmonic and played as a soloist with it several times.