Jan Van der Roost was born in Duffel, Belgium, in 1956. He studied trombone, music history and musical education at the Lemmensinstituut in Leuven (Louvain) and continued his studies at the Royal Conservatoires of Ghent and Antwerp, where he qualifid as a conductor and a composer. Jan Van der Roost currently teaches at the Lemmensinstituut in Leuven (Belgium) and is guest professor at the Nagoya University of Art and at Senzoku Gakuen in Kawasaki (both in Japan). Besides being a prolifi composer he is also very much in demand as an adjudicator, lecturer, clinician and guest conductor. His musical activities have taken place in ± 50
countries in four continents and his compositions have been performed and recorded around the world.
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