Belgian double bassist David Desimpelaere is internationally known for his virtuosic and melancholic way of playing the double bass.
David Desimpelaere is currently principal bassist with the ‘Luzerner sinfonieorchester’ and the ‘Orchestra della Svizzera italiana’. As guest principal bass he has been invited in ‘Orchestre de Paris’ and 'Lucerne festival Strings'. From 2013-2015 he worked as principal bass with ‘Brussels Philharmonic’.
Next to his profession as orchestral musician, David Desimpelaere is often performing as soloist and chamber musician. Together with his brother Erik Desimpelaere (pianist/composer) he shares the stage regularly. In 2018 David and Erik Desimpelaere published their second CD ‘SMILE’ with the Italian label ‘Dynamic’.
David Desimpelaere studied with Rinat Ibragimov at the ‘Guildhall School of music and drama’ in London and with Bozo Paradzik at the ‘Musikhochschule Freiburg’, where he obtained a soloist diploma with the highest honor. Before that, he completed a master degree at the Brussels Conservatory of Music in the class of Frank Coppieters.
David Desimpelaere is playing double basses made by Marco Nolli (Cremona) and Derek High (Reutlingen). From the Italian luthier Marco Nolli, David is playing a double bass named ‘Ariel’ which has been commissionded by Maestro Franco Petracchi in 2011.