PIETER VAN DIJK
Pieter van Dijk was born in 1958 and studied organ, piano and church music at the Arnhem Conservatory in the Netherlands. He continued his studies with Gustav Leonhardt, Marie-Claire Alain and Jan Raas and was a prize-winner at international organ competitions at Deventer in 1979 and in 1986 at Innsbruck. He is organist of the Lutheran Church in Alkmaar and of the Old Lutheran Church in Amsterdam, and holds a permanent position as organist of the Bätz organ in the Round Lutheran Church in Amsterdam. In addition to concert engagements throughout Europe, Pieter van Dijk teaches at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam and since 1995 has been professor for organ and improvisation at the Hamburg Hochschule für Musik und Theater. His publications include articles on Matthias Weckmann and Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck and he has made several recordings on historic instruments in Spain and the Netherlands.