Winner of the 2020 Royal Over-Seas League Gold Medal, leader of English Touring Opera and Philip and Dorothy Green Young Artist Eleanor Corr is a British-Irish violinist, enjoying a varied freelance career in the UK & Norway. She has recorded Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat alongside works by Birtwistle and Maxwell-Davies for Linn Records, conducted by Oliver Knussen. She has performed at Royal Albert Hall Elgar Room and St. Martin-in-the-Fields with duo partner Aleksandra Myslek, and they will be making their Queen Elizabeth Hall debut later this year.
She has given solo/chamber recitals at Buckingham Palace, Wigmore Hall, Sage Gateshead, Brighton Early Music Festival, & broadcasts on BBC Radio 3. Concerto highlights include performances with Multi-Story Orchestra, London Chamber Soloists, London International Orchestra & University of London Symphony Orchestra at venues including St. George’s Bristol & Wells Cathedral.
Eleanor has led the English Touring Opera across the UK, been Guest Principal 2nd Violin with several Norwegian orchestras, & performed in the UK’s major concert halls with orchestras such as London Symphony Orchestra & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. This year she looks forward to directing Sinfonietta Innlandet and performing as concertmaster of Ringsaker Opera throughout their autumn season. She has mentored the string principals of the Royal Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra, and taken the 1st violin sectionals.
Eleanor is a passionate chamber musician, playing regularly on both modern & period instruments in duos with outstanding pianists Emil Duncumb and Aleksandra Myslek. Her quartet, Pocket Sinfonia are winners of the St. Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Competition Audience Prize, and former BREMF Young Artists. The group specialises in chamber arrangements of orchestral masterworks, and Eleanor’s transcriptions for the group have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3.
Eleanor studied at the Royal Academy of Music, where she was Sterndale Bennett Scholar, winner of several prizes & leader of RAM Symphony Orchestra. She plays a Mark Robinson violin, generously loaned to her by the Harrison-Frank Foundation.