Corinne’s first interest in playing came when she was only three years old and was taken to a concert where she fell in love with the cello. At 17 Corinne won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music. After graduation, Corinne studied with Pierre Fournier, having been awarded scholarships from the Royal Society of Arts and the Countess of Munster Musical Trust.
In 1993 she came to Worcestershire as Co-Principal Cellist of the English String Orchestra. She was an Associate Member of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) for many years, loves teaching and coaching all ages and enjoys being involved in a variety of chamber music groups including the ESO String Quartet and CBSO Cello Ensemble.
As well as being an active soloist, ensemble and orchestral player, Corinne is passionate about bringing live music to people in care homes and hospices, and initiated the ESO Care Homes and Hospices programme in 2007.
Corinne performs regularly with pianist Janine Smith and in ‘Downside Up’, a duo with Stephen Warner (double bass/classical guitar).
Corinne leads workshops on performance anxiety and specialises in helping with posture-related problems. She is gifted at creative improvisation and regularly includes this in her recitals, during care home visits, and at weddings and funerals. She also plays with Epiphany, a group of classical musicians who specialise in improvisation.
2014 to date
‘Harvey’s War Letters’ – a series of recitals including readings of letters from Corinne’s grandfather during the 1st World War.
2010 to date
Governor of the Elgar School of Music in Worcester
Musical Director of Volante Strings
2000 to date
Duo recitals with pianist Janine Smith and Downside Up
Founded the E.S.O Homes and Hospices Scheme
Longborough Festival Opera
Performances with Viva, Volante Strings and Epiphany
Solo performances with E.S.O and Volante Strings
Concerto performances including Boccherini and Elgar Concertos and Rococco Variations
1995 to date
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (appointed Associate Member in January 2003)
1992 to date
English String / Symphony Orchestra: Co-Principal Cellist
London Mozart Players
1979-1988 - the highlights
The Philarmonia Orchestra (member 1979-1986)
Recitals with pianists Alan Gravill and Michael Dussek
Elgar Cello Concerto, Kingston
Wigmore Hall Recital at Purcell Room with Alan Gravill
Recitals throughout Britain as part of Menuhin's "Live Music Now" Scheme
1963-1979 - the highlights
Recitals as part of Countess of Munster Recital Scheme
Invited to perform a Masterclass with Lyn Harrel, Purcell Room (1978)
Dvorak Cello Concerto, Royal Academy of Music Orchestra
Saint-Saens Concerto with Suffolk Youth Orchestra
P&O Cruise to USA on SS Canberra doing chamber music concerts (1978)
Concerts with the Langdon Piano Trio
Frequent solo recitals, quintet and octet recitals.
Prizes and Scholarships
1970 - Associated Board Gold Medal
1972 - Associated Board Scholarship to Royal Academy of Music
1976 - Douglas Cameron Sonata Prize
May Mukle Concerto Prize
Royal Society of Arts Scholarship
Countess of Munster Trust Scholarship
1978 - Prize winner - Tunbridge Wells Competition
1978 - Prize winner - GLAA Competition leading to 'Young Musician 1978'