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Corinne Morris, cellist

Website: www.corinnemorris.com

“My warmest wishes are for Corinne and her art, as I have unlimited confidence in her”

Paul Tortelier

Corinne MorrisDescribed as ‘a triumphant assertion’ by Classical Music Magazine, Corinne Morris’s relaunch album ‘Macedonian Sessions’ recorded with the Macedonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, marks the British/French cellist’s return to the platform after a debilitating shoulder injury brought her career to a halt for over 5 years.

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.

“Macedonian Sessions, album of wide-ranging repertoire is a triumphant assertion that she (Corinne Morris) is back in business”

Classical Music Magazine

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 work with Paul Tortelier, Mtislav Rostropovich, André Navarra, Bernard Greenhouse, Ralph Kirshbaum and Franz Helmerson.

"Morris drew every ounce of expression from the slow movement, and built up a fine head of steam in the finale, combining momentum and agility"

The Strad Magazine

Corinne’s story has inspired many in the music industry and beyond. She has given several 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 she was invited to Classic FM’s weekly Webchat. She is currently discussing the possibility of a documentary about her extraordinary story of courage and determination and the implications of re-launching a performing career in the 21st Century.
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.

"full of ebullience and unabashed technical high jinks”

The Strad Magazine

Corinne plays a cello by C.A. Miremont dated 1876 on loan to her by a private investor.