Johan Nijs (b. 1963)
Johan Nijs was born in Leuven, Belgium, and began his musical studies at an early age. He studied at several music academies and earned diplomas in music theory, saxophone, clarinet, accordion, piano, harmony and chamber music. He continued his studies at the Royal Music Conservatoire of Brussels and received diplomas and certificates in music theory, clarinet, transposition, theory of harmony, piano, counterpoint and conducting. Throughout his career, Johan Nijs has won several composition competitions. Currently, he works as a composer/arranger for several music publishers and also frequently as a conductor and adjudicator.