BIOGRAPHY 

Jeroen D'hoe (°1968) is a prolific composer and pianist who engages in various dialogues with other musical styles and other art disciplines, usually commissioned by orchestras, ensembles, festivals and museums. He received a DMA (Doctor of Musical Arts) and Master of Music in composition with John Corigliano from The Juilliard School (New York), in addition to Masters in composition (Piet Swerts) and piano (Johan Lybeert and Alan Weiss) at LUCA School of Arts, Campus Lemmens (Leuven) and a Master in Musicology (KU Leuven). Jeroen D'hoe won the National Composition Competition of Queen Elisabeth (2003), the SABAM Prize for Composition (2003) with Toccata-Scherzo, and the Composition Competition of the Province of Flemish Brabant (2002) with Festival Anthem. He received the “Golden Poppy” Award (SABAM) for his oeuvre in the classical composition category (2008).

Jeroen D'hoe composed Myriad (2019) for the Youth Orchestra Flanders, Chamber Symphony (2019) commissioned by Le Concert Olympique, Dances for Violin and Piano (2018) for Amandine & Laurence Beyer and Prayer for violin, saxophone and piano, commissioned by Kugoni Trio (2018). He also composed Songs for the Crossing (2017) (on poems by Stefan Hertmans) for soprano, choir and orchestra commissioned by Flagey in collaboration with Brussels Philharmonic and the Flemish Radio Choir, the string quartet Resonances (2015) for the Taurus Quartet, and collaborated with the artistic collective Wildworks [UK], as part of the audiovisual art project Once Upon a Castle (2014) in the Castle of Gaasbeek. Jeroen D'hoe composed on behalf of Flagey, Youth Orchestra Flanders, Le Concert Olympique, Amandine & Laurence Beyer, Brussels Philharmonic, Flemish Radio Choir, Youth Orchestra Flanders, Young Belgian Strings, deFilharmonie, Oxalys, New Juilliard Ensemble, Festival of Flanders, Castle van Gaasbeek, “Puzzling America” Festival (Leuven), and Musica Sacra Festival (Maastricht). As a composer and pianist, he collaborated with Paul Michiels and Philip Catherine on It's a Gas (2010), a crossover project at the crossroads between pop, jazz and classical music.

Jeroen D'hoe received the BAEF (Belgian American Educational Foundation) fellowship (1998). He is professor in composition at Campus Lemmens (LUCA School of Arts) and the Utrecht Conservatory, and at Musicology (KU Leuven), where he teaches about pop music.