Winner of the 2020 Royal Overseas League Award for Strings, Eleanor Corr is a British violinist, enjoying a varied freelance career in the UK and Norway. 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 (flute, violin, cello, piano) this year.
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, Universitets Aula Oslo 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, Fairfield Halls and Grieghallen as an extra player for the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra.
This season Eleanor is leading and co-leading performances across the UK with English Touring Opera, performing in Tromsø Domkirke, Bodø Konserthus and Longyearbyen Kulturhus with the Arctic Sinfonietta, and is giving recitals in Universitets Aula, Sherborne Festival, East Devon Festival, Ski Historiske Konserter and Venskaben Asker, in her duo with pianist Emil Duncumb and with Pocket Sinfonia.
Eleanor plays a Mark Robinson violin, generously loaned to her by the Harrison-Frank Foundation. At age 17, Eleanor won a full scholarship to study at London’s Royal Academy of Music, where she completed her Master of Arts in July 2017, won several awards, was Sterndale Bennett Scholar and leader of RAM Symphony Orchestra.