BIOGRAPHY 

Composer Jeroen D'hoe (1968) has received commissions by classical orchestras, chamber ensembles, festivals, and museums. 

He studied composition with John Corigliano at the The Juilliard School, where he received a master degree (2000) and a doctorate (2003) in composition. In addition, he holds degrees in composition from the LUCA School of Arts, Campus Lemmens (1996) and musicology from the University of Leuven (1992) (Belgium).

He won the National Composition Competition of the Queen Elisabeth Competition (2003) and the SABAM Prize for Composition (2003) with “Toccata-Scherzo” for piano solo, the Composition Competition of the Province Flemish-Brabant, Belgium (2002) with “Festival Anthem” for orchestra, and the Juilliard Composers Competition in (2001) with “Wavechain” for piano and orchestra (1999). Jeroen D'hoe was awarded the SABAM Prize "Gouden Klaproos" ["Golden Poppy"] in the category classical music for his oeuvre (2008).
 
Jeroen D'hoe is a prolific composer who searches for diverse dialogues between his contemporary-classical background and other musical styles and art forms. He composed “Once Upon A Castle” (sound installations) (2014) for the Castle of Gaasbeek (Belgium) and “Dances” for solo violin and string orchestra (2014) for Ning Kam and the chamber orchestra “Het Kamerorkest”, Bruges (Belgium). He also the song “Air Born” (on a text by Joris Capenberghs), a 4-movement sound installation for the international exposition “In Between” at the Castle of Gaasbeek, the suite “New Stairs” (inspired by his collaboration with architect Jo Van Den Berghe) for four-hand piano for the Pianoduo Yin-Yang (Inge Spinette & Jan Michiels), the music-theatre song cycle “Shadows” for the early-music ensemble Zefiro Torna and the “Mass for Atheists” in which music theatre and folk instruments are integrated (Festival Musica Sacra, Maastricht). In collaboration with the American text artist and calligrapher Brody Neuenschwander he made the audiovisual installations “Skin”, “Change Ringing”, and “A Chair An Empty Room”, inspired by the “Gruuthuse” manuscript. He composed “Dickinson Songs” for soprano Annelies van Gramberen (2013) as curator of the festival “Puzzling America”, commissioned by 30CC Leuven, and “New Stairs Blues” (2012) for the contemporary blues project by de Dutch pianist Marcel Worms. Together with architect Jo Van Den Berghe he created the architectural-musical concert event “New Feet for 5 Years a Minute”, in association with Concertgebouw Brugge, Bruges (Belgium).
 
As a composer-pianist, Jeroen D’hoe collaborates with pop singer Paul Michiels and jazz guitarist Philip Catherine in the crossover concert project "It's a Gas" and is pianist in the concert project “American Songs” together with soprano Annelies Van Gramberen. Together with the musical singer Ann Van den Broeck he performed the concert program “Sondheim/Bernstein”.
 
Jeroen D'hoe received a fellowship from the Belgian American Educational Foundation (BAEF, 1998-1999) and the C.V. Starr Doctoral Fellowship (2000-2003, The Juilliard School).
 
Jeroen D'hoe is Associate Professor of Composition at LUCA School of Arts, Campus Lemmens (Belgium), where teaches composition, music analysis, and music history, and is artistic researcher. He also teaches composition at the Utrecht Conservatory (The Netherlands).