Ron Korb is a 2016 Grammy Nominee for Best New Age Album. He has over thirty critically acclaimed releases and reissues in twenty countries on various record labels. The albums are on many top favourite lists and legendary singers in Asia have made cover versions of his music. He has toured extensively throughout Europe, Canada, The USA, Central America, Australia, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Mainland China (Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Wuhan, Wuxi, Suzhou, Shenzhen, Hong Kong).
Ron has given solo performances twice at The Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC. The Glastonbury Festival in England and also The National Theatre in Panama City, The Shanghai International Spring Music Festival, The Century Theatre in Beijing, World Art Stage in Edinburgh, Arnhem Cathedral in Holland and Expo 2005 in Nagoya and Madison Square Gardens in New York.
He has also shared stages with Peter Gabriel, Jane Siberry, Tia Carrere, Liona Boyd, The Yardbirds, Olivia Newton John, Cesaria Evora and Dadawa. Ron has performed for Queen Elizabeth, Prime Minister of Canada, Princess Takamado of Japan, Princess Bopha Devi of Cambodia, and was featured on the World Youth Day recording for Pope John Paul.
Ron has played on dozens of movie soundtracks by various composers. The films include Ang Lee’s The Ice Storm and Ride with the Devil, Atom Egoyan’s Exotica, Sweet Hereafter and Felicia’s Journey, Mira Nair’s Kama Sutra John Woo’s Blackjack and the 3D IMAX film Space Station narrated by Tom Cruise. Other credits include The Snow Walker, Being Julia and Merchant/Ivory’s The White Countess starring Ralph Fiennes, Vanessa and Lynn Redgrave. Last year Ron played on an Emmy winning episode of World Without End by Golden Globe and Academy Award winning composer Mychael Danna.
Ron’s latest album Asia Beauty has won “Best of Show” this July 2015 at the Global Music Awards as well as awards for Best Instrumental Solo performance (Blue Bamboo) and Best Album Design. It was also won Best Instrumental Album and Best Instrumental Song (Two Mountains) at the Akademia Awards in Los Angeles in June 2015.
Ron Korb has had 25 tours in Asia and in Mainland China seven times since 2002. In October 2014 Ron represented Canada along with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and the Montreal Symphony at the China Shanghai International Arts Festival. Ron's sold out concert at Shanghai Concert Hall was voted the audience choice by the fans.
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