British/French cellist Corinne Morris was well on her way to enjoying a promising career performing in major halls of the world, when a debilitating shoulder injury brought her dreams to a halt. Despair turned to hope after discovering a successful treatment from the field of sports medicine. She is now picking up where she left off.
Described as 'a triumphant assertion' by Classical Music Magazine, Corinne's relaunch album 'Macedonian Sessions' is an 11-piece recording with the Macedonian Radio Symphony Orchestra featuring music from Tchaikovsky, to Piazzolla, along with an original self-penned composition. Corinne has a long list of professional accomplishments, including being a prizewinner of the Maria Canals International Cello Competition in Spain, and the International French Music Competition in France. Corinne was chosen by Rostropovich to perform at his festival in Evian (where he affectionately nicknamed her Corinotchka). She was also invited to perform and take part in the world-famous Verbier Academy in Switzerland, as well as the international Cello festival in Kronberg in Germany. Corinne has performed throughout Europe and beyond, including chamber music performances with Schlomo Mintz at the Jerusalem Conservatory. She has made several recordings for France Musique, Bayerischer Rundfunk (Germany) and ORF (Austria). Her BBC debut recital was broadcast on Radio 3, and she is on the list of solo artists for Radio 3 programmes.
Corinne started the cello at the age of 8 and was a student of Raphael Sommer, a major disciple of Paul Tortelier. At age 16, she obtained an ARCM with honours (Royal College of Music, London) and continued her training at the prestigious Conservatoire in Paris where she graduated with a first prize in both cello and chamber music. She then completed a post-graduate solo cello performing degree at the University of Music in Vienna, Austria. During her studies, Corinne had the privilege to take part in lessons and masterclasses with Paul Tortelier, Mtislav Rostropovich, André Navarra, Bernard Greenhouse, Ralph Kirshbaum and Franz Helmerson.
Corinne's story has inspired many in the music industry and beyond. As she re-launches her career, she is passionate about changing industry attitudes towards injury through regular talks at universities and conservatoires, and interviews for publications including International Arts Manager, Classical Music Magazine, Gramophone and Australia's Limelight Magazine. Most recently Corinne has been featured on BBC radio 3's 'In Tune' programme and her story will also be the subject of a film documentary to be released next year.
Further afield Corinne has been invited to China to give a series of concerts and masterclasses and she will also be appearing in recitals and concerto appearances in the UK, Germany, France and South-Africa.
Corinne plays a cello by C.A. Miremont dated 1876 on loan to her by a private investor.
British/French cellist Corinne Morris had to overcome a debilitating shoulder injury to achieve her dream of performing in the world's great concert halls. She'll have an inspiring story to tell in this week's web chat.
Corinne has made acclaimed recordings across Europe and has had lessons with greats like Paul Tortelier, Mtislav Rostropovich. She'll be here to tell us about what she's up to now, and offer advice to any musicians struggling with injury themselves.
We'll also make sure we drop in a question about her 1876 C.A. Miremont cello - maybe there's a great story there too! Join Tim Lihoreau and Corinne from 9am on Wednesday 26 November."