Dr. Jeroen D'hoe

  • Research unit:
    Music & Drama
  • Research topics:
    Musical composition
    Interdisciplinary research and creations
    Integration of artistic practice, research, and education
    Interaction of musical analysis and performance practice
    Pop music

Prof. Jeroen D'hoe (°1968) received a doctorate in composition from The Juilliard School (New York), in addition to masters in composition and piano (LUCA School of Arts) and Musicology (KU Leuven). He won the National Queen Elisabeth Composition Competition (2003), the SABAM Prize for Composition (2003) and the Golden Poppy (SABAM) for his oeuvre (2008). Jeroen D'hoe is a versatile composer and pianist, who engages in various dialogues between contemporary-classical music and other musical styles (jazz, pop) and other art forms (video, painting, animated film), often commissioned by orchestras, festivals and museums.

Jeroen D'hoe recently composed the symphonic song cycle Songs for the Crossing (2017) (on poems by Stefan Hertmans), Myriad(2119) for Youth Orchestra Flanders, and arranged the concert program Great American Songbook (2020) for the Flemish Radio Choir. He received composition commissions from Flagey, Brussels Philharmonic, Oxalys, Le Concert Olympique, Musica Sacra Festival Maastricht, Festival of Flanders, etc. He also collaborated with Paul Michiels and Philip Catherine in the crossover project It's a Gas (2010).

Jeroen D'hoe is professor at the Department of Musicology (KU Leuven), where he teaches about pop music, and lecturer in composition at the LUCA School of Arts and at the Utrecht Conservatoire. In 1998 he received a BAEF Fellowship (Belgian American Educational Foundation.