Karen Schlimp


Born in Austria (Villach). Music experience with Pinao, Flute, Violin and voice. Studies of Piano and Paedagogy in Vienna, Performance Diploma of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama London and and two years Post Graduate Programme of improvisation in Leipzig (Gemany). Taketina Rhythm Padagogy Teacher.


Currently teaching as Professor for Improvisation, Paedagogy and Piano at the Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz (Austria), Lecturer for ensembles at Vienna Music University und Lecturer of Improvisation at the Music University in Salzburg. Concerts and Paedadogic exchange projects with different cultures, for example with Benares Hindu University, Colombo Department of music and Performing arts.


She has been giving recitals in Europe (Austria, Germany, Italy, Great Britain) and India and Sri Lanka. She is mainly working with different arts, for example composing and improvising music to films, Videoart, Paintings and Dancing.


Publications of many articles (Schott) and a book about teaching music improvisation (Breitkopf und Härtel)




  • Compositions
  • Sound sculptures


Workshops and Teaching

  • Interdisciplinary talk about improvisation on the conference „Out of the Blue: From Provisional to Improvisation“ at the University of Arts, Berlin 2017 (Karen Schlimp speaks from minute 8 on):

Interested? Contact Karen


List of Publications

(in German)


List of Works

(in German)



(Workshops and Teaching, information in German)