Living in France, the Dutch conductor Pieter-Jelle de Boer is a musician of remarkable versatility. After successful debuts with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestre de la Suisse-Romande, the RTVE Symphony Orchestra of Madrid, he was a guest conductor of a.o. the Residentie Orkest of The Hague, the Noord Nederlands Orkest and South Netherlands Philharmonic. Future engagements are a.o. concerts with the Orchestre Symphonique de Mulhouse, l’Orchestre National de Lille and the Orch
estre Régional Avignon-Provence.
Pieter-Jelle de Boer first drew international attention as prize winner of the 2010 Antionio Pedrotti conducting competition in Trento, Italy. Since then, he conducted a.o. the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo en het Staatsorchester Braunschweig. He worked with soloist such as Béatrice Uria-Monzón, Michael Fabiano, Pieter, Wispelwey, Alena Baeva en Thierry Escaich. His particular sensitivity to the human voice has led to a fruitful cooperation with the renowned Parisian chamber choir Accentus, culminating in critically acclaimed recordings of choral works by Leoš Janáček and Bruno Mantovani for Naïve. He also lead the SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg in a Naxos recording of the rarely heard violin concertos of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco with soloist Tianwa Yang. In 2016 he made his debut with the RTVE Symphony Orchestra of Madrid, as well as the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2017 he makes his debut with the Orchestre Symphonic de Mulhouse and at Opera Zuid, conducting Werther.
Pieter-Jelle de Boer is also an accomplished keyboard player, regularly conducting Mozart and Beethoven concertos from the piano. He holds advanced degrees in piano and organ from the Amsterdam Conservatoire, followed by a Premier Prix in conducting at the Paris Conservatoire, where he was a student of Zsolt Nagy. He received further coaching from outstanding musicians such as Murray Perahia, Emanuel Ax, Philippe Entremont and Peter Eötvös. An avid composer and transcriber, he has written Ciacona, for piano solo, and Danses concertantes, for organ, brass and percussion, premiered in 2009 at the festival Toulouse-les-orgues. His recent orchestration of the Suite for organ by Maurice Duruflé was edited by Durand in 2016 and premiered in Toulouse as well, by the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse.