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Concert Pianist

Concert Pianist offering interesting and imaginatively constructed recitals of music for piano in a variety of genres. In particular, Corinne is championing a revival of Victorian Parlour Music.

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Whatever the occasion, hiring a musician for your event will create the perfect ambience for your guests. Corinne provides exceptional entertainment for music festivals, cruises, corporate and charity events, weddings and parties.

Recitals

Corinne’s recitals are composed of imaginatively constructed programmes which have been designed to appeal to many musical audiences. Music is performed on the piano, oboe, cor anglais, soprano and tenor saxophones.

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Biography

Zimbabwean-born pianist, Corinne Marsh, received her early musical training in Harare at the Zimbabwe College of Music, studying piano and oboe with Jeanette Micklem and the late Neil Chapman. During her studies she won numerous awards and scholarships including the Young Musician of the Year when she played Grieg’s Piano Concerto with the Leningrad Chamber and Harare City Orchestras. Corinne also took part in several masterclasses with artistes such as Leslie Howard, Mikhail Voskresensky, Liz Wolff and Liliana Maffiotte.

Later Corinne gained Licentiate Diplomas from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music in both piano teaching and performance. On the strength of her achievements, she was awarded the coveted ABRSM scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music in London, an honour as this scholarship is only awarded once every two years to a musician from any African country, excluding South Africa.

Whilst at the Academy, Corinne studied piano performance with Piers Lane, Christopher Elton, Philip Jenkins and Ruth Harte, as well as oboe with Nigel Shore and Sue Bohling. She later graduated with two LRAM diplomas in piano and oboe teaching, as well as gaining the Professional Piano Performance Certificate with Honours.

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Bordeaux and Rouen in August

The Place de la Bourse, Bordeaux

Corinne has just returned from a short cruise to Bordeaux on Fred Olsen’s lovely cruise ship, the MS Braemar. They set sail for Southampton on Thursday 23rd August, stopping at Lorient, Bordeaux on the Garonne and then sailing down the Seine to the picturesque city of Rouen.

The Cathedral Monument to Jeanne d’Arc

The recitals onboard were well received by enthusiastic and appreciative audiences who enjoyed the mixture of styles and instruments.

Corinne is now looking forward to cruising to Quebec on the MS Black Watch. They sail from Liverpool to Killybegs, Newfoundland and Nova Scotia before heading down to Quebec where she will then fly back to the UK.

The Braemar in the port of Bordeaux

BBC Introducing Music Artist

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b7mydv

Corinne’s recording of Carl Bohm’s Glissando Salon Mazurka Opus 259 No.2 was broadcast on the BBC’s In Tune programme with Katie Derham on Friday 29th June 2018. She was very excited to have been given the opportunity to feature as a BBC Introducing Music Artist. The recording is available on the BBC website for the next four weeks on the following link: (The exact feature time is 1:40:43)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b7mydv

Ebony, Ivory and a Touch of Brass Concert

On Saturday 9th June 2018 at 7:30pm in St Mary’s  Church, Dunstall, Staffordshire, Corinne will be joined by brass players, The Foremark Fanfares, for a variety concert as part of the annual Flower Festival. This promises to be a fun evening where the audience will be surrounded by beautiful floral displays. Tickets are available on the door. Do come if you can! Please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

 http://www.concert-diary.com/mobile#concert?id=1217331215

Forthcoming Cruises with Fred Olsen

Good news! During 2018 concert pianist and multi-instrumental recitalist Corinne Marsh is looking forward to three further colourful recitals as a guest artiste onboard cruises with Fred Olsen. The first cruise, M1821, leaves from Southampton on 23rd August abroad the beautiful Braemar and heads to France and the wine region of sunny Bordeaux. Initially they’ll sail to Lorient before heading down the Gironde and Garonne Rivers before heading to Bordeaux. On the return journey they head up the Seine for Rouen. Corinne is looking forward to revisiting this popular destination from the 2017 French River cruise. They return to Southampton on 6th October.

Then, on September 22nd Corinne will join the Black Watch at Liverpool for cruise W1821 which will set sail for Quebec. The ports include Killybegs in Ireland, St John’s in Newfoundland, and then several ports in Canada: Halifax, Charlottetown, Baie Comeau, Saguenay and Quebec where Corinne will then fly back to the UK on Saturday 6th October. The Black Watch will continue on to Montreal.

A Caribbean Christmas New Year Cruise then awaits in December. This is a fly cruise and Corinne will meet the ship in Bridgetown, Barbados. It will be a treat not to have to cruise across the Atlantic, especially in winter! This cruise, M1831, is back on the Braemar where Corinne will be adding some popular Christmas favourites to her eclectic recital programmes on piano, oboe, cor anglais and two saxophones. All being well, the airline company will oblige when it comes to the excessive luggage! The islands included in this tour are St Lucia, Grenada, Willemstad, Curaçao I. Netherlands Antilles, St Kitts, The Virgin Islands, Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands, Philipsburg, St Maarten in Netherlands Antilles before heading back to Bridgetown in Barbados. They return to the UK on January 3rd 2019.

Corinne hopes to meet up with many old cruising friends and to making new ones onboard!

Silver Moonbeams CD Released

Good news! Corinne’s recently released CD of beautiful piano music recordings, Silver Moonbeams, is now available and they’re flying off the shelves. It makes an ideal Christmas gift for music lovers too. Copies can be ordered from classicalfanatical@me.com at £10 each plus £1.50 P&P (UK only. Other countries tbc)


Feedback….

The playing sounds full of character and rhythm and style – brava!  – Piers Lane

Truly, I’m loving every track: all with such clarity of touch and cleaness of tone. You’ve done brilliantly. Bravo!
It’s as hard to record a piano successfully as it is to play it – so firstly well done in selecting such an attractive range of music – so many favourites, all beautifully executed. But also bravo to your sound engineer and the Old Granary people….. it’s a true skill placing microphones in just perfect positions and balancing them so well: so as to create that lovely tone of yours that I have been enjoying so. Not too closely recorded (dry) nor too distantly either (wet). Perfect, undistorted tone. You must be very pleased and thankful – as we are, hearing this terrific recording of your piano playing. All captured here most successfully. –  Dr Nöel Tredinnick (Conductor)

Silver Moonbeams CD Release Date 24th November 2017

 

Here’s a short preview of some of the recordings on Corinne’s latest album “Silver Moonbeams” which includes beautiful parlour music and song transcriptions.

The CD’s will be available to order at £10 each plus £1.50 P&P (international postage rates will be confirmed per order) directly from classicalfanatical@me.com or from the “Contact” page on this website. Please send an email stating the address to which you would like your order posted. Payment instructions will be sent via email and once payment has been received, the discs will be posted.

Digital tracks will also be available from 24th November 2017 for immediate download from iTunes, Amazon, GooglePlay, Emusica, Spotify, Medianet, Groove, 24-7  and many others. Happy listening!

 

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Past Recitals

December 20, 2018 Caribbean starting in Bridgetown
September 22, 2018 Newfoundland, Quebec, Montreal,
June 9, 2018 Dunstall, United Kingdom St Mary's Church, Dunstall St Mary's Church, Dunstall
October 4, 2017 Edinburgh - France Fred Olsen Cruises Fred Olsen Cruises
May 30, 2017 Newcastle to Sweden
May 26, 2017 Haslemere, UK Haslemere Museum Hall Haslemere Museum Hall
May 13, 2017 Burton upon Trent, UK Burton Town Hall Burton Town Hall
October 30, 2015 Burton on Trent St Peter's Church, Stapenhill St Peter's Church, Stapenhill
January 6, 2015 Rio, Brazil
October 29, 2014 Stapenhill, Staffordshire St Peter's Church St Peter's Church
October 5, 2014 Wiltshire, Calne Festival of Music and the Arts
July 20, 2014 Norway

 

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