Lutz de Veer was born in Berlin and studied conducting at the Hochschule fur Musik und Theater in Hamburg with Prof. Klaus-Peter Seibel, and attended various master classes with Prof. Heinz Rogner and Wolf-Dieter Hauschild, among others. In 1992, while still a student, he went to work as a solo repetiteur at the Buhnen der Landeshauptstadt Kiel, where he took up the post of second Kapellmeister in 1995.
In 1997, Lutz de Veer became the first Kapellmeister and deputy to the general music director at the Stadtische Buhnen Osnabruck, where he was appointed the general music director in 1999/2000. In the 2001/2002 season he joined the Staatsoper Hannover as the coordinated Kapellmeister. From 2006 to 2010 he continued his engagement as the first Kapellmeister under the new director Dr. Michael Klug, and he was then appointed as the general music director at the Plauen-Zwickau Theater.
In addition to his permanent engagements, Lutz de Veer conducted at the opera houses in Nuremberg, Saarbrucken, Heidelberg, Meiningen and Regensburg and worked with many other orchestras, including the Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart, the NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover, the Kaiserslautern Radio Orchestra and the Philharmonie Sudwestfalen. From 2006 to 2010, Lutz de Veer also worked as a conducting tutor at the Hochschule fur Musik und Theater Hannover. Since 2018, he has been deputy GMD and first Kapellmeister at the Staatstheater Nurnberg.