Randal Corsen (1972) is a highly regarded pianist, composer and arranger from Curaçao. Randal has had great achievements in jazz, but also in classical and popular music, in Curaçao as well as in the Netherlands, where he has lived for over 20 years. He is an Edison Jazz Award laureate and has also been awarded the Boeli Van Leeuwen Award by the Curaçao government for writing an opera completely in Papiamentu. He is the great-grandson of Antillean composer and poet Joseph Sickman Corsen (1853-1911) and has made an album documenting the music of his great-grandfather. Randal regularly performs on stages all around the world and he has worked with artists Izaline Calister, The Metropole Orchestra, Tania Kross, Paquito D’Rivera, Horacio Hernandez, Antonio Sanchez and the late Roy Hargrove, amongst others. He has had numerous hits on the local music charts since moving back to Curaçao in 2012 and in May 2018 he received the Cola Debrot Award, which is the most prestigious award given to people who made an exceptional contribution to the culture of Curaçao.
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