“…technical perfection without making the mistake of polishing the rustic edges off. This is, after all, a folk tale about a soldier-violinist.”Fanfare Magazine
“…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 Strad Magazine
“Special mention must be made of Eleanor Corr’s supremely agile violin playing… Rarely has Stravinsky’s septet scoring sounded as alive, responsive and daring as this.”Europadisc
“…exemplary energy and daring.”Diapason
Eleanor Corr is winner of the Royal Overseas League Annual Music Competition 2020, leader of English Touring Opera, and a Philip and Dorothy Green Young Artist. She has recorded Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat for Linn Records alongside chamber miniatures by Birtwistle, Stravinsky and Maxwell Davies, conducted by Oliver Knussen. As a soloist, she has performed at Royal Albert Hall Elgar Room, St. Martin-in-the-Fields and Oslo Chamber Music Festival and has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and WDR.
Recent solo highlights include recording Schnittke’s Concerto Grosso no. 3 for Sky Arts at Abbey Road with Charles Hazlewood and Paraorchestra, performing concertos by Mendelssohn, Bruch, Kabalevsky, Mozart, Ravel and Sibelius with orchestras across the UK, performing Schnittke’s double violin concerto Moz-art a la Haydn with Harald Aadland, Øyvind Gimse and Orkester Innlandet, and Vivaldi The Four Seasons with MinEnsemble at Northern Lights Festival.
Eleanor is passionate about Historically Informed Performance and recently made her German concert and broadcast debut with Pocket Sinfonia, her award winning flute, cello, violin and piano/fortepiano quartet who have performed at REMA European Early Music Summit, Brighton Early Music Festival and National Centre for Early Music. As Continuo Foundation award recipients, they will be recording their debut CD this summer. She performs with John Eliot Gardiner’s renowned Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique.
Next season she takes up the position of leader of period instrument orchestra Old Street Band, touring the UK in their performances of operas by Rossini and Donizetti. Much in demand as guest concertmaster, she is also leading Orchestra Nova, London Concertante, Paraorchestra and Orkester Innlandet this season.
Eleanor has worked as an orchestral mentor at the Royal Academy of Music, working closely with the string principals as a mentor, and taking first violin sectionals. She has since been awarded Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, an award for Academy alumni “who have distinguished themselves in the music profession and made a significant contribution to their field.”
Her violin is generously loaned to her by the Harrison Frank Foundation.