David Van Ransbeeck, a Belgian violinist and composer with Polish roots living in Gent, doesn't limit himself to one style of music.


You can find him playing in classical and pop orchestra's, folk and funkbands, jazz jamsessions and playing solo. All these influences are reflected in his compositions.

In September he will perform with his folk-funkband "Captain Fonk" at the Mediawave Festival in Hungary, where he played last year as well with his other band "Mostly Owl" (hungarian inspired alternative folk).

Later in 2020 concerts are planned with "Picea Orientalis", a string orchestra that brings together Eastern and Western music.

Last november he recorded with his string quartet "Oikos" music by Belgian composer Stefaan Vanheertum. Since 2018 he is also involved in coaching teambuildings with EventMasters, teaching participants to play violin in less than 2 hours.

Some highlights of the past few years include a concert tour with Hans Zimmer in Antwerp, Luxemburg, Switzerland and the Netherlands, productions with the National Orchestra of Belgium and tours with Night of the Proms.

David received his Masters degree at the Lemmensinstitute in Leuven, where he also completed his teachers training. He then continued taking lessons at the conservatory of Maastricht. Currently he works as a substitute violin teacher at the Music Academy of Sint Pieters Leeuw.

 

When not working on his music, David experiments with photography and video. Currently he is working on the project "Alone but not forgotten, music in iconic places" with cellist Christoph Bunzendahl.