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 recently composed Crazy Carousel (2020) for the Carousel ensemble, Prayer (2019) for Kugoni Trio, Myriad (2019) for Youth Orchestra Flanders & Stéphane Denève, Chamber Symphony (2019) for Le Concert Olympique, Dances (2018) for Amandine Beyer (violin) and Laurence Beyer (piano), and the song cycle 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. He also composed 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 received composition commissions from 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 of Gaasbeek, Puzzling America Festival (Leuven), and Musica Sacra Festival (Maastricht). As a composer and pianist, he also 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.
He teaches composition at Campus Lemmens (LUCA School of Arts) and at the Utrecht Conservatory and is a professor at Musicology (KU Leuven), where he teaches about pop music. He is a member of the artistic-educational committee of the Flagey Academy and is visiting professor at The Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel. Jeroen D’hoe received the BAEF (Belgian American Educational Foundation) fellowship (1998). www.jeroendhoe.org