Roland Coryn

Kortrijk, 21.12.1938
Genre(s):20ste eeuw, 21ste eeuw / hedendaags


Roland Coryn  came into contact early with the artistic world. His brother sketched and painted, and his family maintained links with artistic circles. After his musical studies at the Municipal Music Academy in Harelbeke, he pursued further studies at the Royal Conservatory of Ghent. There he earned his Higher Diploma in viola and chamber music, while continuing to study in the theory department and subsequently receiving his First Prize in composition.  As a teacher he held positions at the music academies of Harelbeke, Izegem and Oostende. In 1979 he was named director in Harelbeke. For many years he was teacher of composition at the conservatory in Ghent. On 1 September 1997, he took early retirement in order to devote his full attention to composing.

In the period from 1960 to 1975, he was chiefly active as a performing musician. He played viola in the Belgian Chamber Orchestra, where he came into contact with modern music, and he was a founding member of the Flemish Piano Quartet, which focused on the works of well-known composers and Belgian masters. From 1986 to 1997 he was the leader of the Nieuw Conservatorium Ensemble in Ghent, with which he performed mainly contemporary works. This activity proved highly fruitful for his composition class.  As a composer, Coryn has won numerous prizes, including the Tenuto Prize in 1973 (Quattro Movimenti), the Jef Van Hoof Prize in 1974 (Triptiek), the Koopal Prize in 1986 for his chamber music oeuvre, and the Visser-Neerlandia Prize in 1999 for his complete output.  In 1993 he was elected a member of the Academy of Fine Arts, Letters and Sciences of Belgium.




Selectieve discografie als componist

World Première Recordings - 'Reflections on a Song'World Première Recordings - 'Reflections on a Song' (2013)
20th century, 21st century / contemporary
Erik Desimpelaere, Elias Gistelinck, David Desimpelaere, Joseph Jongen, Frédéric Devreese, Erik Desimpelaere, Roland Coryn
World Première Recordings - A meeting with Roland CorynWorld Première Recordings - A meeting with Roland Coryn (2013)
21st century / contemporary
Aquarius, Roland Coryn, Marc Michael De Smet
Kaleidoscope - kamermuziek van Vlaamse componistenKaleidoscope - kamermuziek van Vlaamse componisten (2012)
21st century / contemporary
Arco Baleno, Pieter Schuermans, Stéphane Vande Ginste, Roland Coryn, Marc Matthys
Contemporary Music in Flanders VIIContemporary Music in Flanders VII (2011)
20th century
Walter Boudreau, Dirk Blockeel, Jan Wauters, Roland Coryn, Isabelle Brys, Jean Louel, Bart Bouckaert, Frederik Neyrinck (...)
Harelbeekse ComponistenHarelbeekse Componisten (2011)
20th century
Quintessens, Erik Desimpelaere, Astria, Jan Decadt, Erik Desimpelaere, Elias Gistelinck, Roland Coryn
Lexicon van de muziek in West-Vlaanderen 5Lexicon van de muziek in West-Vlaanderen 5 (2007)
20th century
Luk Vaes, Hans Ryckelynck, Frank Agsteribbe, Marcel Ketels, Philippe Souvagie, Peter Pieters, Jan Devlieger, Herman Roelstraete (...)
De nieuwe oogst. Nationale Koorcompositiewedstrijd 2007De nieuwe oogst. Nationale Koorcompositiewedstrijd 2007 (2007)
20th century
Capella di voce, Jacqueline Fontyn, Ludo Claesen, Ludo Geloen, Kurt Bikkembergs, Sebastiaan Van Steenberge, Martin Slootmaekers, Noor Sommereyns (...)
Carnaval des AnimauxCarnaval des Animaux (2003)
21st century / contemporary, 20th century
Peter Verhoyen, Arco Baleno, Frits Celis, Yves Bondue, Petra Vermote, Jan Huylebroeck, Marc Matthys, Boudewijn Buckinx (...)
Lexicon van de muziek in West-Vlaanderen 2Lexicon van de muziek in West-Vlaanderen 2 (2003)
20th century
Frank Coppieters, France Springuel, Collegium Instrumentale Brugense, Vlaams Radio Koor (VRK), I Musici Fiamminghi, Symfonieorkest Vlaanderen, BRTN Filharmonisch Orkest, Filip Suys (...)
New Belgian EtudesNew Belgian Etudes (2002)
20th century
Boudewijn Buckinx, Yves Bondue, Stefan Van Puymbroeck, Raoul De Smet, Daniel Gistelinck, Roland Coryn, Frédéric Devreese, Hans Cafmeyer (...)

Related Items

Documents:Nieuwe koormuziek in Vlaanderen (thesis)
Contemporary Music in Flanders VII (book)