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 is an Associate Member of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO), 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.

Career

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

1989-1993

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'