Johan Nijs (b. 1963) was born in Leuven, Belgium and chose to devote himself to music at an early age. Following studies at several schools where he received numerous awards, including in saxophone, clarinet, piano and accordion, harmony, musical training and chamber music, he continued his training at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. Johan Nijs discovered his passion for composing from a young age and has won several composition prizes in national and international competitions.