About Corrie

Guitarist, composer and band leader Corrie van Binsbergen 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 dance productions, recording sessions, TV-shows and even the circus. This very broad musical background can be heard in her music. She has developed her own characteristic style both in playing and composing.

In 1986 she started her own band ‘Corrie en de Brokken’, and 10 years later ‘Corrie en de Grote Brokken’ consisting of twelve top musicians from the Dutch jazz and pop world. In 1996 she also founded the ‘Stichting Brokken’, with which she realises a new, surprising and successful production every one or two years, where she brings together different musical styles and (cross) art forms for a far broader audience than jazz concerts can reach. She combines music and literature to ‘movies for your ears’.

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.

CVB has received numerous commissions for compositions from organizations that include Dutch radio and TV, Dutch Filmmuseum, Holland Festival, Nederlands Blazers Ensemble, Mondriaan String Quartet, Zapp String Quartet, Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet, Radio Symphony Orchestra, Asko|Schönberg Ensemble & Barbara Hannigan.

Press quotes

Corrie van Binsbergen’s musical aesthetics are often compared to charismatic, extrovert guitarists from the school of Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa or Marc Ribot. (All about jazz)

To make the guitar an extensive field of experimentation; convert it into a vast canvas of possibilities; to escape from all the places communes throughout the history of modern music. Corrie Van Binsbergen supports all of these qualities with her unique guitar treatment. (JazzTimes)

Unique and beautiful album
— Salt Peanuts*, Eyal Hareuveni (17-05-2017)

Corrie van Binsbergen hits the bull’s eye again
— CloudsandClocks.net, Beppe Colli (13-04-2017)

Vivacious, full of variety, exuberant, well recorded, very well played
— CloudsandClocks.net, Beppe Colli (28-02-2017)

Review CD ‘Live’
— Salt Peanuts, Eyal Hareuveni (06-09-2016)

— blog Vera Vingerhoeds (01-02-2016)

AMN Reviews: Corrie van Binsbergen – Self Portrait in Pale Blue
— Avant Music News, Stephen Fruitman (16-03-2015)

A powerful and moving sonic document
— All About Jazz, Eyal Hareuveni (02-02-2014)

Melancholic, serene beauty
— Clouds and Clocks, Beppe Colli (19-01-2014)

A very uplifting experience
— Vital Weekly, Dolf Mulder (13-01-2014)

April 2017
> Interview Corrie van Binsbergen
Beppe Colli, Clouds and Clocks

June 2006
extensive interview Corrie van Binsbergen (pdf)
Rineke Smilde – Lifelong Learning in Music & the Arts