PETER VAN DE GRAAFF
Peter Van De Graaff began his radio career at Classical 89 where he was an announcer and a senior producer for three years following his graduation from BYU with a degree in vocal performance. He continues to serve Classical 89 through the Beethoven Satellite Network, which he joined in 1989 after spending a year as one of the staff announcers on WFMT radio in Chicago. As a professional singer, Peter has performed with opera companies and orchestras throughout the world, including the Czech State Orchestra and the symphonies of New Orleans, Utah, Colorado Springs, and San Antonio and opera companies in Rochester, N.Y.; Milwaukee; Chicago; and Boise, Idaho. Peter also has a great interest in languages and speaks Dutch, German, and French. In addition he has studied Italian, Spanish, and Russian. His hobbies include bird watching, tennis, and cross-country skiing. He also enjoys resurrecting and performing early 18th-century chamber operas, called intermezzi, which he and his soprano wife Kathleen have performed with a number of orchestras and on live radio broadcasts.