Peter Dijkstra is one of today's most sought-after choral conductors. 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.
Between 2005-2016 Peter Dijkstra was Artistic Director of the Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks in Munich. During his tenure the ensemble became one of the leading international choirs and expanded its repertoire significantly. From 2007 to 2018 he was also Music Director of the Swedish Radio Choir, which appointed him Conductor Laureate in 2019. Since 2015, Peter Dijkstra has been Chief Conductor of the Nederlands Kamerkoor and in 2022 he will be re-instated as Artistic Director of the Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks.