Peter studied at the Utrecht conservatory with Hans Komst and Albert Zuijderduin. There he obtained his teachers diploma, and diplomas for alto trombone, tenor trombone, tenor tuba, contrabass trombone and performers diploma for bass trombone with honours.
While studying he was also employed for a season with the Residentie orchestra in The Hague with Hans Vonk. Peter has been employed since 1985 as bass trombonist by the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra in Enschede. On leaving college the national classical radio station broadcast a program featuring Peter.
Peter freelances with many Dutch symphony orchestras and new music ensembles. In doing so he has met many famous conductors including Andre Previn, Neeme Jaervi, Riccardo Chailly, Carlo Maria Giulini, Valeri Gergiev and Mariss Jansons. Working with these orchestras has given him the chance to travel and perform all over the world and resulted in the recording of several CDs. These recordings include works by
E. Varese, G. Ligeti en O. Messiaen with the Schoenberg and Asko ensembles.
Peter van Klink plays exclusively on Lätzsch Instruments.