Violinist Eleanor Corr is the winner of the Royal Overseas Music Competition
The annual scholarship is open to all instrumentalists 30 years of age and under with Commonwealth citizenship.
This is the first time that a violinist has won the Royal Overseas Music Prize in four years. Corr faced flautist Sirius Chau, soprano Siân Dicker, and pianist Dominic Doutney for the gold medal.
A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music in London, Corr is a founding member of her quartet, Pocket Sinfonia, which won the Audience Award at the St. Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Competition.
ELEANOR CORR & ALEKSANDRA MYSLEK | 2020 ROYAL OVERSEAS MUSIC COMPETITION | STRINGS DIVISION FINAL | 1ST PRIZE WINNER
The jury for the Royal Overseas Music Competition 2020 included Gavin Henderson, Geoff Parkin, Julia Debrulais and Sue Spence.
“2020 has been a difficult year for all musicians at all stages of their careers, but I am happy that ROSL has remained steadfast in its mission to continue to support the most exceptional young musical talent,” said the artistic director of ROSL, Geoff Parkin.
“Although this year’s gold medal final was very different from usual, our finalists were all exceptional and I am delighted for Eleanor Corr, whose performances by Grieg and Lutoslawski were truly engaging,” a- he declared.