Tjeu Zeijen, born in Kerkrade in 1950, studied organ with Jean Wolfs and piano at Jo Dusseldorp at the Maastricht Conservatory. In 1979 he obtained the Prix d’Exellence for organ. In 1993, he obtained the diploma Dispokinesy therapy and Dispokinesiopaedie for Musicians at G.O. van de Klashorst at the Deutsches Centrum für Dispokinese in Oberhausen.
He is a lecturer at the Church Council Music School and organist conductor of the Augustinian church in Geleen. He was the city organ player of Kerkrade until January 2013. Tjeu regularly plays in concerts in the Netherlands and abroad and made radio and television recordings for the KRO, BRT and national broadcasters in Bulgaria and Estonia.
He is artistic advisor of the Orgelkring Geleen. In 1995 he played the organs of the Augustine church in Geleen and the Salvius church in Limbricht for the CD-recordings “Historische Orgels in Limburg”.
Tjeu Zeijen provided the world premiere of ‘Concerto for Organ and Fanfare’ by Jean Lambrechts during the WMC in Kerkrade. He contributed to the making of the CD “Harrie Ries & CO”, which feature works for Organ and Trombone Quartet. He also contributed to the CD with the “Camera Musica Mosana”, as well as Ludo Claesen with Psalms of Mendelssohn, Elgar and Stanford. In 2001 he made a CD with the Consortium Musicum, based on Harrie Ries, with works from the seventeenth and eighteenth century for brass organ and vocals.
He has also worked as a lecturer in the field of Dispokinesiology since 2006, with workshops at the Kirchenmusikhochschule in Rottenburg, the Universität für die Künste in Berlin and the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Stuttgart. In the autumn of 2008 he gave a workshop Dispokinesiology to the organ students of the Rotterdam Conservatory. In 2016 he gave a workshop Dispokinesiology for the “Maestro” conductors course organized by the Limburg Association of Music Societies. In 2017 he will also teach this course to students at the Music Academy in Genk.