Rik has about 20 years of experience conducting choirs.
Before his studies at the Utrecht Conservatory of Music, he had already spent a few evenings a week conducting choirs. Before studying conducting, he studied trumpet and further during his studies he specialized in piano and singing.
As a singer, he took lessons from Pierre Mak and Mario Veldpape, among others.
He has had an internship with the Great Broadcasting Choir and has sung there and during his studies under various luminaries such as Jaap van Zweden, Valerie Gergiev and Jacob Kreisberg. Increasingly, Rik sings as a solo singer with works by Bach, Schutz and Stainer, among others.
For most years, Rik has always had about 4 choirs a week under his belt of all kinds. Classical, pop, barbershop and hafabra ensembles.
He is looking forward, after living in England for a few years and after the corona crisis, to picking up choir life again.
With the always friendly, calm yet quality and progress-oriented approach, Rik invites you to come and soak up the atmosphere, meet lovely and sociable people and learn something every now and then. See you soon!