Peter Dijkstra is one of today's most sought-after choral conductors. Born in 1978, he studied at the conservatories of The Hague, Cologne and Stockholm, and graduated summa cum laude with distinction. In 2003 he won first prize at the Eric Ericson Competition in Stockholm, which launched his international career.
Since 2022 Dijkstra holds the position of Artistic Director of the Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks in Munich, a position which he also held from 2005 to 2016. During his tenure the ensemble became one of the leading international choirs and expanded its repertoire significantly. After a long period of being the choir’s first guest-conductor, in 2015 Peter Dijkstra became Chief Conductor of the Nederlands Kamerkoor. From 2007 to 2018 he was also Music Director of the Swedish Radio Choir, which appointed him its Conductor Laureate in 2019.