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. He is currently Music Director of the Orchestre des Pays de Savoie.
Based in France, he has conducted many of the country’s orchestras such as the Orchestre National de France, the orchestras of Toulouse, Bordeaux, Metz and Pays de la Loire as well as Avignon and Picardie. In the Netherlands, he has is regularly invited as a guest conductor and has worked with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, the Residentie Orchestra, the South Netherlands Philharmonic and the North Netherlands Orchestra. In 2023, he is to make his debut with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, the Brussels Philharmonic, the Orchestre National de Cannes and the Orchestre Victor-Hugo Besançon.
His critically acclaimed recordings include the two violin 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 well 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.