Jeroen Malaise(°1971, Antwerp, Belgium) is a pianist-composer and teacher at the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp. He mainly focuses on contemporary music experience and has a fascination for various traditions and different forms of improvisation. Playing several keyboard instruments from an early age on including clavichord, harpsichord and piano, he studied with Jan Vermeulen, Jacques Detiège, Remy Syrier, Wim Henderickx, Luc Van Hove and graduated for master and bachelor degrees with the highest and great distinctions for piano, harpsichord and composition. For baroque and classical improvisation he took lessons with Ewald Demeyere and jazz piano lessons with Christoph Erbstösser.
Jeroen performed with various productions in most European countries and different continents, and was a guest at Beijing Music Festival, Royal Opera House London, National Arts Center Ottawa, Wiener Konzerthaus, Cage Festival Amsterdam, Ligeti Festival Amsterdam, RomaEurope festival, Kunming Spring Festival, Les Coups de Theâtre Montreal, etc. He won several national and international awards. Jeroen has created different projects that embed art in a social context, such as the Cobane Collective with musician refugees, and more recently the Congo Echoes Project as a reflection on the contemporary approach to colonial heritage. In 2020 his first solo album with his own compositions was released by Et’cetera Records, entitled Keyboard Works Part 1.
Jeroen works as a researcher and teacher at the Conservatoire of Antwerp. He teaches improvisation and practical harmony to the students of the piano department and he supervises artistic graduation projects for master’s students. He teaches piano at the Music Academy Borgerhout.