Guido Piccard is a Flemish instrumentalist and composer of folk and dance music. As the Flemish folk magazine Goe Vollek once printed, ‘a multi-instrumentalist like Guido Piccard has nothing more to prove’.
In addition to music, Piccard, a native of Spalbeek, was also fascinated by the field of medicine and practiced as a general doctor for 15 years. His musical career began with work as a guitar and bass player in folk and blues bands in his region.
Piccard was a member of the Flemish folk band, Slemp, from 1983. Later, in the mid to late 1980s he joined a group of Flemish singers and dulcimer players conducting fieldwork in Limburg. He also became active in workshops throughout the lowlands, including The Netherlands and the Belgian regions of Flanders and Wallonia.
Piccard is still an active performer and has played at concerts and festivals throughout Western Europe, in countries including Belgium, France and Germany. He currently performs with several groups: the Irish band Éishtlinn, the Flemish quartet Iduna and a folkdance ensemble Papaver.