Koen Wilmaers has been a teacher at the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp since 1995.
As department head of percussion and marimba, he teaches percussion, chamber music and music practice.
From 1993 to 2008, he was solo timpanist for the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra; he is currently active in most of the Belgian Symphony Orchestras.
With the internationally renowned "Le Concert Olympique He is also in residence at Die Philharmonie in Berlin.
As a percussionist, he is also active as a soloist and in chamber music ensemble. He is currently touring through Flanders with 'The Bernstein & Gershwin Connection' (Carlo Willems, Eliane Rodrigues & Nina Smeets).