Peter Biloen was the first Dutch conductor to reach the finals of London’s International Donatella Flick Conducting Competition, directing the London Symphony Orchestra in concert. He was awarded the Anton Kersjes Foundation’s national Dutch conducting prize and the prestigious Academy Conductor Fellowship at the Aspen Music Festival. An expert interpreter of both classic and modern repertoire, Biloen has been hailed by the press for his adventurous and groundbreaking programming.
Between 2006 and 2008, Biloen assisted Music Director Jaap van Zweden at the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra in The Netherlands and subsequently at many orchestras across the world including Dallas, Chicago and Hong Kong. In 2007 he made his début at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, conducting Fauré’s Requiem as a last minute replacement for van Zweden.
Recent engagements include appearances with the National Symphony of the Netherlands, the Royal Flemish Philharmonic Orchestra in Antwerp, Orchestre Philharmonique Luxembourg and Opéra Orchestre National of Montpellier. Passionate about opera, Biloen conducted Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail at the Summer Opera of Alden Biesen, Humperdinck’s Hansel und Gretel at the Royal Theater in the Hague, and operas by Haydn, Marschner and Pashkevich in the Grachten Festival of Amsterdam. As a guest conductor he has led the Asko|Schönberg Ensemble, the Gelders Orchestra, the Residentie Orchestra in the Hague, the Moscow Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra della Toscana, among others.
After earning degrees at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston and the Royal Conservatory in the Hague, Biloen continued to study with Jorma Panula, Yuri Simonov, David Zinman and Hans Vonk.