Diederik van Dijk is a Dutch-Canadian cellist with a broad range of musical activities and interests. He divides his time mostly between chamber music and orchestral playing, in a practice spanning four centuries of music history and crossing over into various genres. He is a core member of Combattimento, the Van Swieten Society and ensemble Dark by Five and is frequently engaged as principal cellist with the Nieuwe Philharmonie Utrecht. In recent years Diederik has also performed with the Orchestra of the 18th Century, Metropole Orkest, Insomnio, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Holland Opera, and the Pacific Baroque Orchestra. He has enjoyed many summers being in Newfoundland as part of Gros Morne Summer Music.
Diederik studied cello with Ian Hampton, Eric Wilson, and Marc Destrubé, and baroque cello with Viola de Hoog, acquiring in the process a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Historical Instruments. Every day he is deeply grateful to be able to share his love of music with fellow musicians and audiences.