Peter van de Graaff
Peter van de Graaff hosts the classical music programming on WUIS Classic. He has hosted such nationwide broadcast series as Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Van Cliburn Piano Series, operas from the European Broadcasting Union, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Music of the Baroque, and the Vermeer Quartet.
In addition, Peter has sung to great acclaim throughout the world. He performed and recorded a Mass by Jan Vorisek with the Czech State Symphony under Paul Freeman and has also sung Beethoven's Missa Solemnis throughout the Czech Republic and Poland with the Czech Philharmonic. He appeared in Berlin with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Schoenberg's Moses und Aaron. In Budapest he sang with the Budapest Concert Orchestra in Verdi's Requiem, in Tel Aviv, the Israeli Chamber Orchestra joined him in a Mozart Mass, and he has appeared in Tokyo as a recitalist.
His singing has also taken him throughout the United States, where his appearances include engagements with the Houston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Utah Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, Syracuse Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic, Omaha Symphony, Wichita Symphony, Colorado Springs Symphony, Richmond Symphony and many others.
Peter has a great interest in languages and speaks Dutch, German and French, with additional study in Italian, Spanish and Russian.
In 2010, Peter van de Graaff was the sixth recipient of the Karl Haas Prize for Music Education, joining fellow recipients Michael Tilson Thomas, Peter Schickele, Martin Bookspan, Howard Goodall, and Christopher O’Riley.