Corinne Morris Cellist


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 ManagerClassical Music MagazineGramophone 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.

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NameMorris, Corinne
Born inUnited Kingdom, Europe
Home LocationLondon, United Kingdom
Main languageEnglish
Additional languages French,  German 
attended UniversitiesRoyal College of Music, London, Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, Universität für Musik, Vienna
Corinne Morris in Tim Lihoreau's Wednesday web chat
2014-11-26 Classic FM, London

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.

(Tim Lihoreau)
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Hope, Inspiration, and the Beautiful Era: After Nyne Meets…..Corinne Morris
2014-11-19 After Nyne,
"Corinne is definitely back in the spotlight, having picked up from where she left off. Quite the entrepreneur, Corinne relaunched her career herself and is aiming to change attitudes in the industry and get more support for musicians.
This month, Corinne has curated three concerts at London 1901 Arts Club exploring music of the Belle Époque. After Nyne were delighted to meet her to talk about the 1901 series, and how the past year has been for her.
(After Nyne)
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Re-launching a performing career after injury
2014-10-23 The Strad Magazine,
"The Strad Magazine asked me to write about my thoughts and impressions on re-launching my career one year on…"
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Concert Review - Recital at the Forge, 8 April 2014
2014-07-01 The Strad Magazine - issue July 2014, vol. 125, no. 1491, London
"...full of ebullience and unabashed technical high jinks."
(Tim Homfray)
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Corinne Morris’ life and cello art: an interview
2014-05-23 Performance Reviewed, London
"Not long ago did I meet Corinne, barely a few months, so to speak; but shortness of time will never relate to pettiness of worth, therefore it was with personal and sincere diligence that I've indulged Corinne's re-debuting performance at The Forge with Nico de Villiers. Since then, I know she has been on a series of concerts in London and around; future looks better for early prodigy, battered halfway through her career by an injury – Corinne has fully recovered it seems, alive and kicking to deliver the best."
(François Mauld d'Aymée)
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Corinne – Live on BBC Radio 3 ‘In Tune’
2014-04-01 BBC Radio 3 'In Tune', London
"I was invited to perform and talk live on BBC Radio 3's programme, "In Tune" and played Saint-Saens Allegro Appassionato and Casals Song of the Birds."
(Suzy Klein)
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Meet The Artist... Corinne Morris, Cellist
2014-03-27 The Cross-Eyed Pianist Blog, London
"Corinne Morris was interviewed by Frances Wilson for the prominent 'Meet The Artist' blog series"
(Frances Wilson)
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Music Week Presents: Corinne Morris
2014-02-17 Music Week,
"My self-penned composition, Un'Ultima Volta has been selected by the respected music business magazine Music Week. The story of my re-launch is featured in the 'Music Week Presents' digital section."
(Karma Bertelsen )
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Why doesn't the classical music industry take injury seriously?
2013-12-04 Gramophone,
"The Gramophone asked me to write a blog about musicians injuries and how this is perceived by the industry. This is a subject close to my heart. I'm on a mission to change perceptions, stigmas and bring more positive acceptance from the profession so that fewer musicians feel the need to 'hide' what is going on inside their bodies."
(Corinne Morris)
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Corinne's comeback - Injured Musicians: why suffer in silence
2013-10-29 International Arts Manager Magazine,
""After a painful shoulder injury and years of treatment Corinne Morris is back on stage"
I was on the cover of the International Arts Manager Magazine. In the same issue they published an extensive article about 'Injured Musicians: why suffer in silence?' 

(Andrew Anderson)
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