Pieter is established as one of Europe’s most respected specialist keyboard players on both organ and harpsichord. As a continuo player, he has collaborated with the Netherlands Bach Society, Florilegium, Ensemble Rebel, The King's Noyse, the Musicalische Compagney, the Hamburger Telemann-Orchester and the Stuttgarter Barockorchester. He is a member of the Combattimento Consort Amsterdam, Capella Figuralis, the Utrecht Barock Consort and the Poglietti Consort. Since 1996 Pieter has performed Bach's major harpsichord cycles in Utrecht on a regular basis. He has also taken part in recordings for Columns Classics, Vanguard, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, Channel Classics, Bona Nova, Globe, CNM/Wereldomroep, TMD and Joan Records.
A trained musicologist, Pieter has published numerous articles on and editions of keyboard music from the baroque period. He was editor of "The Harpsichord and its Repertoire" (a report of the 1990 International Harpsichord Symposium in Utrecht), and author of a remarkable monograph on Johann Sebastian Bach's Kunst der Fuge as well as a doctoral dissertation on Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck's organ and harpsichord works, with which he gained his doctorate cum laude in 1996. A commercial edition of the latter study appeared in 1997 and was awarded the Praemium Erasmianum. As a researcher and teacher at the organ academy, Pieter is associated with the Göteborg Organ Art Centre (Sweden), the biennial Haarlem Organ Academy and the Netherlands Bach Society of which he is artistic advisor.
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