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15 Nov 2019

Visiting Artist Series: Karst De Jong Improvisation Concert

Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Orchestra Hall
15 Nov 2019 (F)
7:30 PM

This performance will be a culmination of Karst de Jong’s four-month long residency at YST, sharing the stage with YST and NUS students, as well as YST faculty members.

About Karst de Jong

As part of ongoing international collaborations, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music ia delighted to welcome Karst de Jong as Visiting Professor for Semester 1 of the 2019/20 academic year. Karst studied Classical Piano, Music Theory and Jazz Piano in the Netherlands. Being a former teacher of Music Theory at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, he is currently dividing his activities between the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague and the ESMUC (Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya) in Barcelona, teaching music theoretical subjects, improvisation and composition techniques. As a performer, music theorist, improviser and teacher, with a focus on promoting the integration of improvisation in the classical musician’s curriculum, he has taught many masterclasses of improvisation at international festivals, has been invited as a guest teacher and visiting artist at many renowned institutions all over the world, and has facilitated creative workshops at YSTCM since 2017. He released two CD’s with solo piano improvisations: Improdisiac I & II.

Photo credit: YSTCM