Karst de Jong

Karst de Jong is a pianist, music theorist and improviser. He is dedicated to bringing the ‘lost’ art of classical improvisation back to the stage. By stimulating the creativity and (analytical) understanding of the repertoire one can restore the widened gap between interpreter and composer, something which is increasingly important in this time. Karst de Jong is professor at the ESMUC Barcelona and The Royal Conservatoire of Den Haag. Together with Pierre Réach he created the Vila-seca MusicFestival, which had its first edition in 2011 –  www.karstdejong.com