Lieve Van de Rostyne

Lieve Van de Rostyne studied organ and harp at the Lemmens Institute in Leuven, where she obtained the laureate and master diplomas in 1995 with first prizes in harmony and organ with great distinction (with Mr Joris Verdin).

In 1998, she obtained the “Diplôme National d’Etudes Supérieures Musicales” at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Lyon (Fr) with Prof. Jean Boyer.

Both during and after her studies, Lieve took part in several competitions at home and abroad. She was laureate of the Pro Civitate competition (B) and of the organ competitions in Boxtel (NL) and Herk-de-Stad (B). She won first prize at the beguinage competition for female organists in Dendermonde (B), was semi-finalist at the Bach competition of the Festival of Flanders in Bruges (B) and she won second prize at the first international organ competition of Battipaglia (It).

She has taught organ and harp lessons, accompaniment practice and instrumental ensemble for many years at the academies of Lebbeke, Wetteren and Zottegem, and has accompanied many singing classes. She performs regularly at home and abroad, both as a soloist and in chamber or orchestral settings, or as an accompanist to soloists and/or choirs. She also forms a duo organ & saxophone with saxophonist Andy Dhondt. Several Belgian composers, including Jef Neve and Kris De Baerdemacker, dedicated works to them.

Lieve was a member of the editorial board of the magazine “Orgelkunst” until 2017, for which she recorded a CD with works by Jozef Tilborghs on the Schyven/Andriessen organ in the Ghent Saint-Anna church in 2005. For “Het Orgel in Vlaanderen” she recorded a CD in 2007 on the large 1861 Maximilien Van Peteghem organ in the Collegial Church of Our Lady in Dendermonde.

She is titular organist in the St Martin’s Church and the Bareldonk Chapel in Berlare and the Church of Our Lady of Heaven in Overmere, where she is also a member of the organ committee.