Herlinde Verheyden is Tirzah-Quartet's cello player and brings an almost telepathic interaction to the ensemble playing, as she has played together with Eva for many years.
Herlinde started her cello studies at the age of eleven with Viviane Spanoghe and later studied with Peter Devos at the Conservatory of Leuven.
In 1998 she became laureate of Axion Classics (Pro Civitate), the national competition for music and word, organized by Dexia.
She continued her studies at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp where she was taught by Mirel Iancovici and France Springuel. Moreover she followed several masterclasses in Belgium and abroad with a.o. Marie Hallynck, Didier Poskin, Marcio Carneiro, Michal Kanka (Prazak Quartet), Alexander Ivashkin, Tilmann Wick, Vladimir Perlin and Gavriel Lipkind.
At the moment she is still studying the baroque cello with Bernard Woltèche.
In 2001 she was principal cellist at the Philharmonic Youth orchestra of Flandres led by Robert Groslot. Nowadays she works freelance for the Royal Flemish Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hermes-Ensemble, I Musici Fiamminghi and baroque orchestra's as Collegium Ad Mosam, Il Fondamento, Les Agrémens, The Antwerp Baroque Orchestra,...
Herlinde is mainly active in the world of chamber music: she is cellist of the Donnacorda String Quartet, duo "AmuZe-gueule" with pianist Gill Masson and the baroque ensemble aRoma.
From November 2006 till May 2008 she toured with her string quartet with the production Import/Export (Les Ballets C. de la B.), with countertenor Steve Dugardin through Canada, Russia, the Middle East and Europe. She has studied at the Queen Elisabeth Chapel in Brussels with this quartet.
Herlinde has worked together with several pop artists such as Rod Steward, Ozark Henry, Marco Borsato, Kayne West, dEUS, Diana Ross, Born Crain,... She is cellist and backing vocal in the Monkeys and Mermaids Orchestra.
She worked as a cello teacher at the Music Academy of Antwerp and taught ad interim at déKunsthumaniora in Antwerp, the Music academies in Schoten, Merelbeke and Oudenaarde.