TV-Director, Musician, Producer
Studied classical piano at the Amsterdam Conservatory and composition/arranging jazzmusic at Amsterdam and Rotterdam conservatory and Berklee College of Music.
Wrote compositions and arrangements for TV- and Radio orchestras like The Metropole Orchestra, The Skymasters, The Promenade Orchestra en more. Also special compositions for symphony orchestras and music for TV programs, documentaires and film.
Worked for the Dutch National Broadcast Cooperation as recording producer and editor in chief. He was pianist and orchestra leader in theatre and TV-shows of many Dutch artists.
Dick Kuijs is also active as TV director mainly for musical programs. He realized TV-directions of (among others) The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra under Daniele Gatti, Mariss Jansons, Andris Nelsons, (AVROTROS, Unitel, ARD/ZDF, MEZZO and more), Wiener Philharmoniker under Gustavo Dudamel, Daniel Barenboim, Zubin Metha, Frans Welser-Möst, (Musikverein, Vienna for ORF), Luxembourg Philharmonique (Unitel Classica), Dianne Reeves (Jazz award recordings), Anne-Sophie Mutter, Buena Vista Social Club, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Yuja Wang, Thomas Hampson, Jazzorchestra of the Concertgebouw, Fay Claassen, Martha Argerich, Ring des Nibelungen in Theater an der Wien, Opera South (first 3D opera recording in the Netherlands) and many more.
Dick Kuijs is former member of the Dutch Council for Culture (Raad voor Cultuur). He is instigator and boardmember of the EBU/ European Jazz Competition.
Owner of Castus culture*music*media and PolyCast Productions B.V.