Jean-Philippe Koch started learning the piano at the age of five and went on to study at the Luxembourg Conservatoire. At the age of 17, he continued at the Musikhochschule in Saarbrücken, and completed a Master’s degree course at the Liège Royal Conservatoire, where he graduated with ‘grande distinction’ and also won the prize for the highest mark in his Master’s course. Having also studied in Berklee College of Music in Boston, he has been awarded a scholarship by Berklee school for his studies.
Alongside this, he obtained Baccalaureates in musical notation and musical analysis. Prior to that, he studied composition and musical notation at the Luxembourg Conservatoire. In 2014, he joined the teaching staff of this school as a piano teacher.
Jean-Philippe also has a keen interest in improvisation, jazz and composing, performing both alone and as part of a group. He studied jazz piano at the Berklee College of Music in Boston and at the Codarts University Worldmusic and Dance Center in Rotterdam. With the Jazz band Dock In Absolute made up of Michel Meis (percussion) and David Kintziger (double bass), he is travelling around the world to present its music including China, Japan, Luxembourg, Belgium, Germany, Romania, Netherlands…
Jean-Philippe has recorded four Cds, the last one under the label EtCetera, with his father, Philippe (violin), and his sister, Laurence (violin), as part of the Koch Trio. The Trio played inter alia at the Berliner Philharmonie, Luxembourg Philharmonie, Christophori Salon in Berlin, Paris Goethe Institut, London Conway Hall, Dublin, Madrid Conde Duque… and continues to present its music to the world.
Jean-Philippe was awarded the gold medal at the UGDA Young Soloists Competition. He was also awarded the SACEM Prize, the EMCY (European Union of Music Competitions for Youth) Prize and the prize for the best composition for piano at the Artistes en Herbe international composition competition.