Michiel Borstlap

he music of Michiel Borstlap embraces the rich pianistical heritage of his heroes Glenn Gould, Sviatoslav Richter, Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson, Herbie Hancock and Keith Jarrett. Michiel Borstlap has worked with some of the greatest musicians in the world including Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Gino Vannelli, Bill Bruford, Jimmy Haslip, Pat Metheny, the Metropole Orchestra, Trijntje Oosterhuis, Edsilia Rombley, George Duke and Jeff “Tain” Watts. With one of them, or all alone he played the biggest festivals in the world. Michiel Borstlap has received prestigious awards for his music. He is the winner of the 1996 Thelonious Monk/BMI Composers Award (event televised by CNN), the winner of the 1992 Prize for Best Soloist at Europe Jazz Contest, and a nominee for the 2007 Polar Music Prize

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