[Triptych], a dixtuor for flute, oboe and eight strings, which landed him the Jef Van Hoof Prize in 1974. Only a year before, Coryn had become a laureate of the Tenuto competition with Quattro movimenti for orchestra and he had written the set piece Fantasia for clarinet and piano, commissioned by the organisation of the Tenuto competition. In 1979, he was asked again to write set pieces for this competition, this time for the strings: Improvisations I, II and III for violin, viola and violoncello respectively, and Thoughts on a Theme for double bass solo. Other chamber music works by him are the Saxophone Quartet, the Clarinet Quartet, Sonatine for two clarinets, Sonata for two pianos, Sonata for viola (or cello) and piano, 13 Miniaturen for flute and string quartet and Octuor for four woodwinds and four strings. At the request of the Belgian Radio and TV (BRT, Channel 3, at that time the Flemish classical music station), Coryn wrote the Sonata for Orchestra. In addition to this, he wrote many other orchestral works such as Vioolconcerto, Due Pitture for orchestra (which also appeared in a version for symphonic wind orchestra), Concerto grosso for string orchestra, Concerto per Banda, Tre Pezzi for string orchestra, Concerto for symphonic wind orchestra and Five Concert Preludes for oboe solo and symphonic wind orchestra.
Roland Coryn was affiliated with the Academies of Music in Harelbeke and Izegem as a teacher of piano, viola and ensemble. At the Royal Conservatory of Ghent, he taught composition to, among others, Lucien Posman, Octaaf Van Geert, Bernard Baert, Willy Soenen, Rudi Tas, Dirk Blockeel and Mieke Van Haute. In Ghent, he also led The New Conservatory Ensemble. In 1977, Roland Coryn was appointed director of the Municipal Conservatory of Ostend. After two years he moved on from Ostend to become director of the Municipal Academy of Music in Harelbeke. He retired in 1996 wanting to dedicate himself completely to composing. Since 1993, he has been a member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts, as well as a musical adviser and co-organiser of the Music Biennale and of the International Composition Contest of the city of Harelbeke. In addition to the prizes mentioned before, Roland Coryn was awarded the Koopal Prize in 1986 for his oeuvre in the field of chamber music and in 1999 he received the Visser-Neerlandia Prize for his entire oeuvre. In that same year, he was asked by Johan Duijck to write a work for mixed choir and renaissance instruments for the Madrigal Choir in Ghent:
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