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Biography

The Nederlands Kamerkoor (Netherlands Chamber Choir) exists for 80 years now and has been a world class choir for decades. Since the very beginning the choir is known for being adventurous and innovative. It owes this image to commissions to both well known composers and young talent, and a continuous search for new formats and exciting collaborations. This results in concerts that appeal to all senses. The choir has been praised by critics in and outside the Netherlands: “treacherous harmonies”, according to The Times (UK, 2017) and Volkskrant (NL, 2016): “a leading top ensemble.”

Education and participation is a vital part of the choir’s mission. The Netherlands has thousands of amateur choirs and numbers of youth choirs. The Nederlands Kamerkoor provides coaching and workshops, and ‘adopts’ choirs as supporting act for their own concerts.

Since September 2015 Peter Dijkstra is chief conductor of the Nederlands Kamerkoor. He is one of the most wanted choral conductors worldwide and is a guarantee for sparkling performances. Amongst his predecessors were conductors like Uwe Gronostay, Tõnu Kaljuste, Stephen Layton, Risto Joost and founder Felix de Nobel.

For questions you can contact Pauline Hunse: pauline.hunse@nederlandskamerkoor.nl . 

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