Dianne Heijstee started to play the recorder at the age of five. Already then, baroque music became very important for her. Her love for this repertoire kept growing after she took piano lessons on the side. Since 1999 Dianne contributes actively to the musical activities of various church communities in the Netherlands, where she regularly plays concerts and service music. Playing piano and organ and accompanying (church) choirs is, next to playing the recorder, still one of her biggest passions.
Between 2002 and 2010 she won several prizes at national music competitions. After obtaining her Gymnasium degree cum laude in 2010, Dianne decided to study the recorder at the Amsterdam Conservatoire with Jorge Isaac, Erik Bosgraaf and Walter van Hauwe. Dianne graduated in May 2016. She was a member of The Royal Wind Music from May 2011 to May 2017.
Dianne studied Musicology at the University of Utrecht from 2013 to 2016.
For Dianne, music equals feelings, performing equals connecting. Therefore she can enjoy playing on prestigious venues like "Het Concertgebouw" (Amsterdam) as much as playing for a couple of people in a small setting like a simple lunch concert or a retirement home.