Corinne was a prize winning student at the Royal Academy, studying the cello with Florence Hooton and also becoming her assistant. She studied with the great French cellist Pierre Fournier before embarking on a professional career as chamber musician, solo performer and orchestral cellist. For seven years Corinne was a member of the Philharmonia orchestra, and today is co-principal cello in the ESO as well as an active soloist and ensemble player. She was instrumental in establishing the ESO’s widely praised series of Care Home Concerts and serves as a Governor of the Elgar School of Music. Corinne is an Associate of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and enjoys teaching both at Marlborough College and privately. She is also a tutor for the ESO Beginners and Intermediate orchestra courses.
Corinne has extensive experience of bringing her inspiring solo music to care homes, dementia homes and hospices.
Music has a profound effect on people — to lift the spirit, feed the soul, touch the emotions and spark the imagination. This is particularly relevant to people with dementia and memory loss, as music has the power to rekindle people’s memories, helping them to reconnect with the part of themselves they have lost.
Over the years she has developed a talent for creative improvisation, having played for individuals in many settings, including care homes, hospices and GP practices. Corinne delights in playing improvised musical portraits which take inspiration from the person being played for. Corinne particularly enjoys going into residents’ rooms and playing for those who are bed-bound.
Corinne performs regular recitals with Janine Smith (pianist) and Downside Up – a duo with Stephen Warner (double bass player). Corinne and Janine enjoy putting on recitals with interesting themes. In the last few years the most memorable recitals have been a ‘Spanish Recital’ and ‘Harvey’s War Letters’. Music from her Spanish Recital has been recorded. Click below to listen.
Corinne offers private consultations in her particular specialism of solving posture and technical problems. Having completed various training courses on avoiding injury as a musician she remains up to date with the latest research and works in conjunction with a physiotherapist who specialises in helping musicians.
Corinne leads workshops on performance anxiety and specialises in helping with posture-related problems. Corinne is also available to give master classes during cello workshop days.
Corinne teaches all ages and levels of ability including a number of professionals, as we all need advice and encouragement whatever stage of our career! As well as teaching privately she is the Senior Cello Teacher at Marlborough College and was Senior Cello Teacher at Gloucester Academy of Music and Performing Arts.
Corinne is a coach with the English Symphony Orchestra’s Children and Youth Orchestra courses.
Over the past few years Corinne has developed a talent for creative improvisation, having played for individuals in many settings, including care homes, hospices, GP practices and in art galleries. Corinne enjoys playing with an ensemble called Epiphany, who also specialise in improvisation.
Downside Up offers you an eclectic mix of music for cello and double bass - with guitar, clapping, piano and voice thrown in at no extra cost!!!!
From Bach, Gounod, Telemann and Rossini to Gershwin, Myers and Reich - Downside Up has something for everyone.
Classical, Jazz, Theatre, Poetry - your evening will be introduced by Stephen Warner (bass, guitar, clapping), and Corinne Frost (cello, piano, clapping, voice) Fun and enlightenment for all.
The loss of a loved one is a time when we both mourn their passing as well as celebrate their lives.
Corinne offers an extensive range of wonderful cello music for funerals or memorial services which touches the hearts of those attending and contributes a moving tribute to the life of a precious loved one.
Over the years Corinne has developed a talent for improvisation, having played for individuals in care homes, hospices and GP practices. At funerals or memorial services, an improvisation is usually played after a tribute has been made to the person being remembered.