Recently named Music Director of the Orchestre des Pays de Savoie, Pieter-Jelle de Boer is a Dutch conductor, pianist and organist with a remarkably rich palet of musical activities and a repertoire covering music of the Renaissance through the present day.
Based in France, he has conducted many of the country’s orchestras such as the Orchestre National the France, the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, as well as the orchestras of Bordeaux, Rouen and Avignon. Furthermore, he as worked with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, the Residentie orchestra of The Hague and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, among many others.
His critically acclaimed recordings include the violon concertos by Castelnuovo-Tedesco with Tianwa Yang and the Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg, choral works by Janáček with chamber choir Accentus, as well as piano works by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy and Sergei Rachmaninov.
Pieter-Jelle de Boer holds a Premier Prix in conducting from the Paris Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique, as well as advanced degrees in piano and organ from the Amsterdam Conservatoire. He is a laureate of the Antonio Pedrotti international conducting competition in Trento, as wel as the international organ competitions of Alkmaar and Freiberg.
An avid composer and transcriber, he has written Ciacona, for piano solo, and Danses concertantes, for organ, brass and percussion. His orchestration of the Suite for organ by Maurice Duruflé has been edited by Durand and performed in France and Norway.