Described as ‘a triumphant assertion' by Classical Music Magazine, Corinne Morris's relaunch album ‘Macedonian Sessions' recorded with the Macedonian Radio Symphony Orchestra, marked the British/French cellist's return to the platform after a debilitating shoulder injury brought her career to a halt for over 5 years. Corinne started the cello at the age of 8, and at the age 16, she obtained an ARCM with honours (Royal College of Music, London) and continued her training at the Paris Conservatoire where she graduated with a first prize in both cello and chamber music, and in Vienna. During her studies, Corinne worked with Paul Tortelier, Mtislav Rostropovich, André Navarra, Bernard Greenhouse and Ralph Kirshbaum. She was a prizewinner of the Maria Canals International Cello Competition in Spain, and the International French Music Competition in France. She was chosen by Rostropovich to perform at his festival in Evian (where he affectionately nicknamed her Corinotchka). She has performed throughout Europe and beyond, including chamber music performances with Schlomo Mintz at the Jerusalem Conservatory. She has made several recordings for France Musique, Bayerischer Rundfunk (Germany) and ORF (Austria). Her BBC debut recital was broadcast on Radio 3, and she is on the list of solo artists for Radio 3 programmes.This summer, Corinne has been invited to perform with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and next season sees her performing in recitals and concerto appearances in the UK, France and South-Africa.
Petr Limonov was born in Moscow in 1984 and started playing the piano at the age of 5. In 1991 he entered the Central Music School. After winning the First prize at the Nikolai Rubinstein piano competition in Paris (1998) he started giving concerts in Europe, Russia and Japan, sponsored by the Vladimir Spivakov International Foundation. In 2003 Petr was awarded a full international scholarship by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, which allowed him to continue his studies in the Royal Academy of Music (London) under professor Hamish Milne and visiting professor Alexander Satz. After graduating from RAM Petr continued his studies in Paris. In 2010 Petr returned to London to commence his Masters program in the Royal College of Music under Dimitri Alexeev on a full scholarship. During his studies at RCM he began taking conducting lessons with Peter Stark. In 2012 Petr became the principal conductor of the London Soloists Philarmonia orchestra, preparing for his Cadogan Hall debut in November 2013. Petr's notable appearances included the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, La Roque d'Antheron festival (broadcast by radio France Musique), Salle Cortot, Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, Cadogan Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields, a recital in Duke's Hall in presence of HRH Prince Charles, broadcasts for "Culture" television channel in Russia and BBC Radio 3. In May 2013, he was invited to participate in a recording of the "My First Decade" album for Decca Classics in collaboration with violinist Nicola Benedetti. His repertoire stretches from Orlando Gibbons to Arvo Pärt.