Loek Dikker

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Loek Dikker
Loek Dikker in 1989
Loek Dikker in 1989
Background information
Born (1944-02-28) 28 February 1944 (age 74)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Genres Jazz, classical music
Occupation(s) conductor, composer, instrumentalist
Years active 1959 (1959)–present
Associated acts Loek Dikker Waterland Ensemble[1]
Website www.loekdikker.com

Loek Dikker (born 28 February 1944) is a Dutch pianist, conductor, and composer.[1] Dikker is known for his scores for the films The Fourth Man, Body Parts, and Rosenstraße, among others.[2]


After training as a classical pianist, Dikker became a jazz musician after seeing a 1959 televised performance by Horace Silver and Sonny Rollins.[3] He gave his first jazz performance in 1960, in a jazz and poetry concert with Godfried Bomans.[3] He later performed in the bands of Hans Dulfer and Theo Loevendie, and with American instrumentalists Oliver Nelson, Cannonball Adderley, and Don Byas.[3] In the mid-1970s, he founded his Waterland Ensemble.[3] He wrote his first film score in 1981, and has scored over sixty films.[4]

Dikker is the founder and chairman of Muziekinstituut MultiMedia, an organization founded in 2006 to promote and encourage collaboration among multimedia composers.[5] He is also a board member of FFACE, the Federation of Film and Audiovisual Composers of Europe.[6]

Dikker's sister, Marianne Dikker (nl), is a screenwriter and director.[7]

Filmography (as composer)[edit]

Musical recordings[edit]


  • Love Cry and Super Nimbus (1970)
  • Tan Tango (1975)
  • Domesticated Doomsday (1978)
  • The Waterland Big Band Is hot! Part 1 / Part 2 (1979)
  • Mayhem in our Streets (1980)
  • Summer Suite (1982)


  • To Paul Desmond (1991)
  • Overijssels Volkslied (2000)
  • South Side Ground Zero Boogie Blues (2004)[8]


  • 1983: Silver Desk for Best Dutch film music, for The Fourth Man[4]
  • 1990: Golden Calf, for his body of work from 1985–1990[2]
  • 1991: Saturn Award for Best Music, for Body Parts[2]
  • 2004: Ravello Cinemusica (Italy), for Best European film music, for Rosenstraße[4]


  1. ^ a b "Loek Dikker". Discogs. Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d Loek Dikker on IMDb
  3. ^ a b c d "Organisatie" (in Dutch). Muziekinstituut MultiMedia. Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  4. ^ a b c "Loek Dikker : Composer". loekdikker.com. Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  5. ^ "Welkom" (in Dutch). Muziekinstituut MultiMedia. Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  6. ^ "Organization". loekdikker.com. Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  7. ^ "Marianna Dikker". IMDb. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
  8. ^ "Discografie". loekdikker.com. Retrieved 30 September 2015.