‘Dide has stood apart, as an individual capable of shifting literally trends and genres, with the ability to create new profound content, which could be pertinent to audiences the world over’ - Ashai Nicholas, Arts Council England

Writer, composer and artist, after studying philosophy at the University of Cambridge, UK, whilst simultaneously visiting the Lausanne Conservatoire of Music in Switzerland, before which she studied at the Royal College of Music JD in the UK, Dide Siemmond has written seven books, two theatre plays and composed music, sometimes using a composition technique she invented herself. She also creates visual art.

She has many interests: Dancing and sport, theatre and film, knife-making, sailing and topics from PPE and sociology, to neuroscience, physics and psychology. She speaks six languages to varying degrees and has lived in countries such as France, Germany, Turkey, India, Japan and in South America and Scandinavia. She has worked as a translator, editor, abstract writer, English teacher, journalist, singing teacher, piano teacher and violin teacher.