Dirkjan Horringa studied both musicology and choral and orchestral conducting at the Utrecht University and the Utrecht Conservatoire. He now specializes in leading semi-professional choirs and orchestras, which have a rather high musical level in Holland. This makes the work of leading these ensembles a fascinating combination of musical education and serious music making, which is a challenge to a professional musician.
His main field of interest is
music of the 16th, 17th and early 18th century, from Ockeghem, Obrecht and Josquin
via Monteverdi’s Vespers and Schütz to the world of renaissance and baroque music
theatre and oratorio.
With Cappella ad Fluvium he recorded Johann Theile's Matthäuspassion from 1673. With the Chamber Orchestra Driebergen he recorded a CD with mainly contemporary Dutch symphonic music. With Trajecti Voces and the La Pellegrina ProjectOrkest he recorded a live registration of the Requiem by Dafydd Bullock (*1953). Trajecti Voces released a CD in 2014 with highlights of the last 15 years. The anniversary CD 'Sound the Trumpet' by the Amer Consort features Purcell's 'Hail bright Cecilia' and Bach's Magnificat in E-flat. With Trajecti Voces he recorded Mozart's Requiem and other Freemason music. In 2018 a CD was released with parts from Bach's Christmas Oratorio, with Trajecti Voces and the Amer Consort in collaboration with four leading soloists and the Baroque Orchestra Eik & Linde.