Eleanor Corr is a British violinist, enjoying a varied freelance career in London. Eleanor has recorded Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat for Linn Records, alongside chamber works by Stravinsky, Maxwell-Davies and Birtwistle, conducted by Oliver Knussen. She looks forward to recording Hummel’s chamber arrangements of symphonic works by Mozart with Pocket Sinfonia in 2018.
She recently performed at Royal Albert Hall Elgar Room with duo partner Aleksandra Myslek and has given solo and chamber recitals at Buckingham Palace, Wigmore Hall, The Sage Gateshead, Colston Hall, Chichester Festivities and Yehudi Menuhin Forum Bern and broadcasts on BBC Radio 3. Concerto highlights include performances with London Chamber Soloists, London International Orchestra and the University of London Symphony Orchestra at venues such as St. George’s Bristol and Wells Cathedral.
She has given performances at Royal Albert Hall, Cadogan Hall, Barbican Hall and Fairfield Halls as an extra player for the London Symphony Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
This summer, Eleanor completed her Master of Arts at the Royal Academy of Music, where she was Sterndale Bennett Scholar and leader of RAM Symphony Orchestra. She is grateful to have been supported by the Sterndale Bennett Scholarship, Countess of Munster Musical Trust, Deena Shypitka Award and Henry Wood Accommodation Trust during her postgraduate studies.
Eleanor plays a 2016 Mark Robinson violin, generously loaned to her by the Harrison Frank Foundation.
‘I’m very grateful to the Harrison Frank Foundation for the loan of a beautiful Mark Robinson violin. I’ve had the good luck to work together with the maker to find what the violin has to offer. It’s a pleasure getting to know a new instrument, and a great gift (and relief!) to have a quality instrument to work with in the financially tough times beginning a career after studying.’
Eleanor Corr, January 2018