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Corrie van Binsbergen

Born: August 31, 1957    Primary Instrument: Guitar

Corrie van Binsbergen

Guitarist/Composer/Bandleader Corrie van Binsbergen (1957) finished her classical guitar studies in 1983. She has been active in a very wide musical range and played with numerous different bands and groups, in pop, jazz and improvised music, music for theatre and danceproductions, recording sessions, TV-shows and even the circus. In 1999, Corrie van Binsbergen received the VPRO/Boy Edgar prize (the most prestigious award in Dutch jazz- and improvised music) for her creativity, craftsmanship and versatility. This prize is considered an oeuvre-prize.

In 1986, she started her own band Corrie en de Brokken. Ten years later, she founded the Stichting Brokken realising every one or two years a new, surprising and succesfull production where she brings together different musical styles or artforms for a far more broader public than only jazz reaches....
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VPRO/boy edgar prize 1999
The combination of flaming, technically exceptionally skilful guitar solos and her preference for cross, disturbing compositions make her 'the Dutch Zappa'

Not only a fantastic composer, Corrie van Binsbergen is also a first class guitarist.

The sharpnes of Zappa and the emotion of Hendrix...

Guitarist Corrie van Binsbergen surprises again and again with interesting and well-thought concepts.

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