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Peter Dijkstra Biography

Peter Dijkstra

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Living in: Germany

Peter Dijkstra is artistic director of the Choir of the Bavarian Radio in Munich and the Swedish Radio Choir. He co-operates with conductors such as Mariss Jansons, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Riccardo Muti and Claudio Abbado but also conducts many Choir-Symphonic concerts next to his main series of a cappella concerts. In the Netherlands, Peter Dijkstra is the first guest conductor of the Nederlands Kamerkoor, artistic leader of vocal ensemble MUSA, a mixed choir based in Utrecht, and founder of vocal ensemble The Gents in Holland. With this all-male ensemble he won many prizes on international festivals and toured in Japan, Spain, Sweden and Great-Britain.

Currently, Dijkstra is regularly invited to conduct all major choirs such as the Netherlands Chamber Choir, BBC singers, RIAS Chamber Choir Berlin, Collegium Vocale Gent, Danish National Choir, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Radio Choir of Berlin and the Netherlands Radio Choir. With these fine ensembles he performs a broad repertoire, from early music to premiers of newly composed works. Alongside Choir conducting, Peter Dijkstra quickly became a well sought after guest conductor with orchestras such as the Munich Radio Orchestra, Munich Symphony Orchestra, DSO Berlin, Gavle Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, the North Netherlands Philharmonic, The Residentie Orchestra of The Hague, The Bochum Symphonic Orchestra, the Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic, etc.

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