A native of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Diederik van Wassenaer attended the Conservatory of Amsterdam before moving to Bloomington, Indiana, where he earned a Bachelor in Music at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music in 2013. Diederik is currently pursuing a Masters in Classical Violin at Codarts in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, where he studies with Gordan Nikolic.
Diederik has held positions with the Carmel Symphony, Terre Haute Symphony and Columbus Indiana Philharmonic. After moving to Nashville, Tennessee in 2016, Diederik frequently performed with the Chattanooga, Huntsville and Paducah Symphonies.
Diederik has arranged and recorded strings on critically acclaimed albums for bands and solo artists in a wide range of genres as well as recorded for film and video game soundtracks at Nashville's famed Ocean Way Studios. His recording credits include work with Dierks Bentley, Peter Oren, Busman's Holiday, Tristen, Dead Horses, Somos, Lil' Bub, Hanna Benn, Tim Grimm and Ben Bedford, to name a few.
Equally at home playing the fiddle, Diederik is a member of the Bloomington-based folk group 'Wonderhills'. He has also collaborated with Indiana University's Silk Road Institute as well as with acclaimed Lithuanian singer Maria Krupoves, performing folk songs from Eastern-Europe and Central-Eurasia.
An avid songwriter, Diederik fronts the alt-pop outfit 'Dietrich Jon', who's debut full-length was released in September of 2017.