Corrie van Binsbergen

guitarist/composer corrie van binsbergen was born in 1957. she finished her classical guitar studies at the conservatory of utrecht in 1983. she has been active in a very wide musical range and played with many musicians in pop-, jazz-, improvised- and chambremusic, theatre- and danceproductions, record-sessions, the houseband of a tv show and even the circus.

she started her own band ‘corrie en de brokken’ in 1986. ten years later she initiated a unique project ‘corrie en de grote brokken’, a cooperation of topmusicians from the dutch pop- and jazzworld.

in 1996 she also 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 broader public than only jazz reaches. from that time on she mainly does her own productions. organising, managing, composing and playing.

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. she received numerous commissions for dutch radio and tv, filmmuseum, holland festival, nederlands blazers ensemble, mondriaan string quartet, zapp string quartett, loeki stardust, radio symphony orchestra, asko/schonberg ensemble & barbara hannigan.