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Eleanor wins Royal Overseas League Music Competition 2020

Concerto soloist with
Sinfonietta Innlandet

Performances:
Mozartfestivalen 14.11
Kongsvinger bibliotek 15.11
Lillehammer Kulturhuset Banken 15.11

Brighton Early Music Festival
Video premiere

Pocket Sinfonia perform Mendelssohn arr. Eleanor Corr and Beethoven arr. Hummel with a newly commissioned video.
Midsummer Night’s Dream: Animation by Kate Anderson Jack
Pastoral Symphony: Video by Zen Grisdale
https://www.bremf.org.uk/event/pocket-sized-classics/

Bologne Violin Concertos at
Oslo Chamber Music Festival

It was a wonderful process getting to know the music of Joseph Bologne – a fascinating, multitalented man, best remember today as an exceptional fencer. He was a conductor, composer, virtuoso violinist, famed improvisor, professional fence, professional boxer and a soldier during the French Revolution. He excelled in this phenomenally diverse set of achievements despite facing racism throughout his life (Bologne is, as far as we know, the first European classical composer of African descent, and was born to a French plantation owner and a slave from Guadeloupe).
It was fascinating preparing these scores, and a freeing experience as his fame as an improvisor inspired me to improvise throughout the concerti, adding spontaneity, fun , and hopefully therefore producing a performance closer in style to one Joseph Bologne himself may have given.

Oslo Chamber Music Festival:
Photo highlights

Pocket Opera: Bastien & Bastienne
Pocket Sinfonia: Eleanor Corr, Emil Duncumb, Rosie Bowker

Review in The Strad

It was Corr who was crowned winner […] This was no surprise because it was a distinctively confident, technically and musicologically accomplished set of readings across which tempos, metre and phrasings were all expertly judged. It was also fiery, with strong vibrato and muscular richness colouring her Rachmaninoff and Ravel’s sultry moments, and bucketloads of kick – the precision with which her up bow attacked the G string for the opening note of Tzigane commanded attention.

Charlotte Gardner, The Strad Magazine

Full review here: https://www.thestrad.com/reviews/concert-review-royal-over-seas-league-annual-music-competition-strings-section-final/10600.article

Eleanor wins Royal Overseas League
String Section Final