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Gustavo Corrales Romero Piano

Jorge Andrés Martina Tenor
Friday 17 June 2016

This successful concert formula returns
in the charming, easily accessible Theater Het Veur


TIME 20:30. Doors open at 19:30.
PLACE Het Veur Theater
ADDRESS Damlaan 44, 2265AP, Leidschendam.
ADMITTANCE €17 including one drink 
ORGANIZATION KyG Productions & Het Veur Theater

TICKET SALES Book online here.
Box office open on Saturdays 14:00-16:00 and one hour before every performance.
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Música Viva is a celebration of the rich artistic tradition of Latin America in music and song, combining the charm, passion and expertise of concert pianist Gustavo Corrales Romero and tenor Jorge Andrés Martina.

The third edition of this always well-received concert formula will feature a somewhat different program than before to keep it interesting for returning visitors. As before, the concert begins with an exciting selection of Latin American classical works for piano performed by Gustavo Corrales Romero, including some of the first Cuban danzas written for piano and rhythm-laden fireworks from Brazil and Venezuela.

The second half culminates in a
delightful assortment of romantic, nostalgic and seductive songs in collaboration with Jorge Andrés Martina, featuring classics like Granada by Agustín Lara, songs of other Latin American greats like Alberto Ginastera and Astor Piazzolla, as well as contributions by Curaçaoan composer Jacobo Palm and Hollywood composer Edward Kilenyi, George Gershwin’s composition teacher.

For some time now, it has been Corrales’ aim to present the surprisingly different and refreshing classical and contemporary Latin American music in which he specializes, in a way that has proven audience appeal. This is to acquaint the public with the 'other side' of Latin American culture, where most people are mainly familiar with Latin American popular music. It is again a delight and honor to share another concert with kindred spirit Martina, who has a similar track record, among others with the important Curaçaoan composer and pianist Wim Statius Muller.


The Cuban-born concert pianist Gustavo Corrales Romero has enjoyed 17 years of professional musical training in the solid tradition of the Russian school for piano since he was 7, at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow among others; completing his education with a Master Degree in Music – specializing in Piano – at the Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA, the Superior Institute for Art) in Havana, at the age of 24.

Since he began public performances at 16, Corrales has acquired a vast amount of podium experience through participation in many national and international festivals and as a concert pianist in South America, the Caribbean and several countries in Europe; especially in The Netherlands, where he has been living and working with his wife since 2002. He currently presents himself as the specialist of classical and contemporary Latin American music that he is, and has his own production company, KyG Productions; producing CDs, books and concerts.
In 2007 Corrales obtained the
Dutch nationality. In the same year his debut as a writer, “Los Herederos”, written in Spanish, was accepted for publication with great enthusiasm by Ediciones EntreRíos and presented at the Miami Book Fair International. In the meantime Corrales has finished his 2nd book, which is being readied for publication. In addition, he is working on the launch of ‘ARIOSO’: his 12 arrangements of traditional Cuban songs for piano trio to be recorded on his next CD.

Compilation of Latin American classical music for piano based on popular and  folkloric genres such as the waltz, danza, joropo, son, pasillo, tango and the habanera. FRESCO contains unpublished work (Trinitaria and Habanera by C. Fariñas), first recordings (Sarabandio by K.D.R. de Corrales and the dances of L.G. Valdés) and an adaptation for piano by G. Corrales Romero of A. Barrios’ Vals no. 3 for guitar, “…undertaken with the hope that, together with the other works, it is reminiscent of the charm of simplicity, the benefaction of the immediate and the everyday; and that it transports you, while you listen, away from your daily hustle and bustle”.


Jorge Andrés Martina was born in 1963 into a very musical Antillean Colombian family. As a child of the civil engineer and gifted pianist Stanley Martina and nephew of the world famous pianist Harold Martina, he enjoyed a privileged childhood which was marked by classical music. While his siblings chose to play the piano and the guitar, Martina became more and more inspired to use his voice as an instrument. It soon became apparent that he had a special gift and he emerged as a singer with a warm and full tenor voice.
Although Martina chose a
career in business, his passion is still primarily in music. Martina has had singing lessons with the voice teachers Leny Stappers and Jeanne Companjen and took master classes with the famous mezzo soprano Marion van den Akker. Martina was an active member and soloist with several choirs. From 1994 to 1999 Martina lived in Curaçao, where he made friends with pianist Wim Statius Muller.

Martina has many performances to his name in the Netherlands, Colombia, Curaçao, Aruba, France, Italy and Poland. He has worked with several pianists, including his brothers Harold and Jaime, Wim Statius Muller, his father Stanley and the Italian pianist Paolo Francese. He is also much in demand as a soloist for the Misa Criolla of Ariel Ramirez. Some highlights in his singing career:  Participation in the chamber music marathon at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam (with Harold Martina, 2009), a performance during "Het Grachtenfestival" in Amsterdam (with Jaime Martina, 2013) and the recording of the CD ENCANTO (with Harold Martina, 2012).

Light classical music and classical music with a Latin American, Antillean and classic European touch. ENCANTO contains 18 songs that give a true reflection of the roots and passion of the brothers Martina: besides composers from South America (A. Ginastera, C. Guastavino, C. Gardel, A. Piazzolla, T. Nacho, A. Ramirez, T. Parodi) and Curaçao (J. Corsen J. Palm and R. Chang), also European composers such as F. Obradors, J. Massenet and F.P. Tosti.


Gustavo Corrales Romero (piano)

Cuban danzas by
Saumell and Cervantes
waltzes from Aruba: Lampe, Russel de Corrales
and Curaçao: Capriles, Statius Muller, Palm
with also compositions by
Guastavino (Argentina), Moleiro (Venezuela), Villa-Lobos (Brazil)
among others

Jorge Andrés Martina (tenor)
Gustavo Corrales Romero (piano)
Songs from
Ginastera, Guastavino, Piazzolla
Brazil and Curaçao: Ovalle and Palm
Mexico: Ponce, Kilenyi, Lara
and arrangements of Cuban songs by
Gustavo Corrales Romero


Public transport
Approximately 3 minutes walking distance from bus stop Damlaan (Bus 45, 46).

By car: Routeplanner (in Dutch) (in English)

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Parking behind Theater Het Veur in de Rijnlandstraat (free) and at Parking Damplein at the end of the Damlaan (supposedly also free).



KyG stands for Karen and Gustavo in Spanish. We met in 1999, were married in 2001 and almost immediately began developing projects together. We became the V.O.F. (General Partnership) KyG Productions – a Chamber-of-Commerce-registered company – in 2011. Our roles within the company:

Karen D. Russel (artist name KDRdeCorrales) (Aruba)
Management, logistics, administration, content, creative design, translation, webmaster
Writer, composer, pianist, singer, visual artist and choreographer

Gustavo Corrales Romero (Cuba)
Concert pianist, writer, composer/musical arranger, visual artist
Co-management, content, creative design, translation


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