Koen Dejonghe

Category:componist, muziekleraar
Kuurne, 27.06.1957
Genre(s):20ste eeuw, 21ste eeuw / hedendaags

Biography

Koen Dejonghe was born on 27 June 1957 in Kuurne. He studied at the Lemmens Institute in Leuven, where he received a combined Diploma in Piano (under L. Kende) and Music Education in 1982. He subsequently earned his Higher Diploma for Chamber Music in 1986 from the Royal Conservatory in Antwerp as well as First Prizes in Fugue in 1990 and Composition (under Willem Kersters) in 1994. As a pianist, he participated in courses in Weimar and Bergamo, and has made numerous recordings for the Flemish radio and television, as well as accompanying instrumentalists in competitions and recitals. He has received many prizes for his work as a composer. In 1990, he was awarded first prize in the Muizelhuis Composition Competition for Chamber Music for his Four pieces for cello quartet, and received awards in the Provincial Competition of the Province of West Flanders for his Gezellesuite (1993) and for Sintra (1996), a ballade for orchestra. With his second string quartet he won the tri-annual Jef Van Hoof Prize in 1998 and was a laureate of the composition competition held by the Royal Academy of Sciences, Letters and Fine Arts of Belgium. In 2001, finally, he received awards for best orchestration at the Song Expo International Composition Competition for his orchestral work Jace and for his Violin Concerto. Koen Dejonghe has held a position at the conservatory in Antwerp since 1986, teaching practical harmony and improvisation. He currently also gives classes in accompaniment, instrumental ensemble performance and harmony and counterpoint at the music academies of Sint-Niklaas and Antwerp.

Selective bibliography
- L. SPREUWERS, Art. Koen Dejonghe, in Lexicon van de muziek in West-Vlaanderen, 2001, p. 76
- M. BEIRENS, Lamento voor een vriend, in Muziek en Woord, dec. 1999, p. 16
- M. CERNY, Verzen van Nolens inspireren koorwerk, in De Standaard, 9-12-1995, p. 8
- M. CERNY, Sonnetten van Claus in werk van Dejonghe, in De Standaard, 4-12-1997, p. 11
- L. DE KEYZER, Vijf minuten muziek, in De Standaard Magazine, 13-11-1998, p. 37
- J. VAN HOLEN, Van pianominiatuur tot opera. Een onvoltooid componistenportret, in Vlaanderen, nr. 290, maart 2002

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Selectieve discografie als componist

Fingerprints #2Fingerprints #2 (2016)
21st century / contemporary
Diverse componisten, Diverse uitvoerders, Bart Verstraeten, Koen Dejonghe, Felix Vermeirsch, Benjamien Lycke, Bart Vanderbeke, Ward De Vleeschhouwer (...)
Fingerprints - Signaturen van componerend VlaanderenFingerprints - Signaturen van componerend Vlaanderen (2011)
21st century / contemporary, 20th century
Bert Van Herck, Filip Rathé, Spectra Ensemble, Simon De Poorter, Annelies Van Parys, Klaas Coulembier, Stéphane Vande Ginste, Noor Sommereyns (...)
Lonque - Dejonghe - Gistelinck - Juon - GlinkaLonque - Dejonghe - Gistelinck - Juon - Glinka (2003)
20th century
Trio Clarino, John Van Laethem, Barbara Gerarts, Catherine Mertens, Mikhaïl Glinka, Koen Dejonghe, Georges Lonque, Daniel Gistelinck (...)
Lexicon van de muziek in West-Vlaanderen 2Lexicon van de muziek in West-Vlaanderen 2 (2003)
20th century
Frank Coppieters, France Springuel, Collegium Instrumentale Brugense, Vlaams Radio Koor (VRK), I Musici Fiamminghi, Symfonieorkest Vlaanderen, BRTN Filharmonisch Orkest, Filip Suys (...)
Compositieklas. Willem KerstersCompositieklas. Willem Kersters (2000)
20th century
Gaby Van Riet, Sophie Hallynck, Noëlle Schepens, Joris Van den Hauwe, Pieter Nuytten, Alain Craens, Koen Dejonghe, Wim Henderickx (...)
Guido Gezelle (1830-1899)Guido Gezelle (1830-1899) (1999)
20th century, romanticism
Sylvie De Pauw, Rubio Strijkkwartet, Joost vanmaele, Joseph Ryelandt, Frits Celis, Lucien Posman, Marinus De Jong, Koen Dejonghe (...)
Prize-winners of the biennial composition-contest for chamber-musicPrize-winners of the biennial composition-contest for chamber-music (1997)
20th century
Karel Steylaerts, Gill Masson, Iris de Blaere, Nico Baltussen, Stijn Kolacny, Pianoduo Kolacny, Koen Dejonghe, Lucien Posman (...)
Koen Dejonghe - 2de Strijkkwartet-NotturnoKoen Dejonghe - 2de Strijkkwartet-Notturno
21st century / contemporary, 20th century
Quatuor Danel (strijkkwartet), Moscou Chamber Soloists, Koen Dejonghe

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