Early Musical Achievements

In order to keep up with Corinne’s dedication and intense musical education, her mother, a teacher, chose to home-school her. By age 11, Corinne had already been selected to feature on BBC Radio 3 and was studying with Raphael Sommer practising the cello five hours per day, and continuing with piano lessons. At age 12, she had begun receiving scholarships, including a grant from the Arts Council of Britain 3 years running and other prestigious awards. By age 16 she obtained an ARCM diploma, with honours, from the Royal College of Music in London. As a consequence she was invited to the postgraduate course at the Guildhall School of Music soon after.

Being half French, however, Corinne decided to continue her studies in Paris at the respected Conservatoire, where she graduated with a first prize in both cello and chamber-music, and where she went on to complete postgraduate courses both in solo performing and chamber-music playing. During her studies, Corinne took part in several lessons and master classes with Paul Tortelier, Mtislav Rostropovich, André Navarra, Bernard Greenhouse, Ralph Kirshbaum and Franz Helmerson.

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