Jeroen D’hoe signs with Donemus

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Donemus is excited to announce that Belgian composer Jeroen D’hoe is joining Donemus Publishing. His large oeuvre contains symphonies, concertos, an oratorio, a number of chamber music works, solo works, as well as many vocal works. Reaching beyond conventional forms, Jeroen also composes soundscapes and sound installations. His works will soon become available at Donemus…   

Jeroen D’hoe: Donemus inspires me as a composer with its pro-active approach and international appeal. With its rich tradition and future-oriented online platform, this publishing house is the ideal partner to reach the best musicians, ensembles and orchestras. I am very much looking forward to our cooperation!

Davo van Peursen: We are very honored to have Jeroen D’hoe signing with Donemus. With his strong musical language and his superior composing skills, he is one of the most remarkable Belgian composers. We will treasure his compositions and work together with him to find new opportunities for performances. His works certainly deserve a larger audience.

Jeroen D’hoe (1968) is a prolific composer, pianist and musicologist, 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’s idiom essentially consists of two components: on the one hand, he draws inspiration from the compositional innovations that composers have implemented in recent decades, and on the other, there is a strong connection with tradition. He also feels a great affinity with twentieth-century composers such as Charles Ives, Aaron Copland, Witold Lutoslawski, György Ligeti and John Corigliano. His roots are generally in the large symphonic repertoire with its direct expressiveness. In addition, Jeroen D’hoe mentions the great importance of his training as a musicologist and the research work that followed. They are as essential as his purely musical training. He states that a historical, aesthetic and analytical perspective – from musicology – provides a necessary background for composition. He therefore strives for an ideal interaction between the artistic and the scientific.

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