Karst de Jong

Karst de Jong

Karst de Jong studied classical piano and music theory in the Netherlands and is currently affiliated with the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague and The Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMUC), teaching improvisation, music theory and composition techniques. He is active as a performer, music theorist, improviser, teacher and researcher. He has taught many masterclasses in improvisation at international festivals, and has been invited as a guest teacher and visiting artist at renowned institutions all over the world.


He was one of the founders of the European METRIC project, a collaboration between 14 major European institutes of Higher Music Education, with the aim to promote the integration and development of improvisation in the curricula of classical performance programs.


In 2019 Karst de Jong was appointed recurring visiting professor at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music in Singapore, where he leads creative collaborative projects and is occupied with the development of improvisation in the curriculum. He has released two CD’s with solo piano improvisations: Improdisiac I & II.


Royal Conservatoire of Den Haag/

Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore