Palm & Plaate
Coming May, Randal Corsen will be performing with the Metropole orchestra in another great project. This concert will feature Classic and popular compositions of Curaçao by the hand of the Palm family and Rudy Plaate.
More information or tickets on the website of the Concertgebouw.
Randal Corsen & Jean Jacques Rojer duo at Concertgebouw
On August 5 Randal will be back at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam for two duo concerts with guitarist Jean Jacques Rojer. More info
Edison Award nomination for cd ‘Symbiosis’
Randal Corsen’s latest cd ‘Symbiosis’ is nominated for an Edison Jazz Award. This cd was recently released on Challenge Records Int., and it features Randal’s new quartet with Glenn Gaddum Jr, Mark Schilders and Vernon Chatlein.
‘A musical symbiosis of jazz and all influences that the Antillean Corsen has gained in his life. And a powerful symbiosis between Corsen and the three musicians he picked out specifically for this project. With stunning original compositions.’
(press release Edison Jazz/World awards 2013)
Randal is nominated for the Edison Award 2013 in the Jazz-National category. The other nominees in this category are pianist Peter Beets and guitarist Reinier Baas. Corsen previously won the Edison Jazz Award in 2004 for his debut-cd ‘Evolushon’.
The Edison is the oldest music award in the Netherlands. Since 1960 it is awarded to ‘sound carriers of special quality’. It is an annual award for artists, who gave the best performance in their genre. The award consists of a bronze sculpture made by sculptor Pieter d’Hont. The Edisons will be presented during a ceremony at the Muziekgebouw Eindhoven on November 21st.
Boeli van Leeuwen Prize for Corsen
The government of Curaçao has awarded the prestigious Boeli van Leeuwen Prize 2013 to mezzo soprano Tania Kross, author Carel de Haseth and composer Randal Corsen, for their contribution to Curaçaoan culture with their opera ‘Katibu di Shon’. Kross, De Haseth and Corsen received the award at a ceremony held in Avila Beach Hotel, Curaçao on October 10.
The Boeli van Leeuwen-Prize is awarded to a person or organization that has delivered, in the cultural, legal, governmental, social or journalistic field, an intellectual performance that has scientific depth and that moreover originates from a true concern with society. The performance must exhibit originality and creativity, must be exemplary and inspirational for the society, and must broaden horizons and transcend borders.
In addition to a cash prize, the Premio Boeli van Leeuwen consists of a bronze statue of the internationally renowned Dutch sculptor Cornelis Zitman. This 23 inch high bronze statue shows a pensive Boeli van Leeuwen in a sitting position on a coffee cup and with his hat on.