"One of the most promising talents of her generation"
- Sir Yehudi Menuhin -
The Grammy Nominated French-American violinist Corinne Chapelle, ECHO Klassik & Diapason d'Or Winner, was born in 1976 in California. She started her violin studies as a two-year-old and gave her first concert one year later. Upon hearing Corinne at the age of fifteen, Sir Yehudi Menuhin said about her: "One of the most promising talents of her generation". After her studies with him at the Menuhin School in England, she moved to New York to continue her artistic development at the Juilliard School of Music and joined Pinchas Zukerman's class. These studies were further complemented under the guidance of Ana Chumachenco at the Hochschule für Musik München, and further on with Lorand Fenyves and Josef Gingold.
Corinne has received various awards at international violin competitions, including the 1st Prize at the Julius Stulberg International String Competition, 1st Prize of the Los Angeles Music Center Spotlight Awards, the Jascha Heifetz Violin Award, as well as top prizes at the inaugural International Liana Isakadze Violin Competition in St. Petersburg and the Montreal International Violin Competition. She has represented the United States around the world as an International Ambassador of Music, appearing at the Senate Caucus in Washington, D.C. and premiering the Barber Violin Concerto in China.
Corinne has performed as soloist with orchestras such as the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Pacific Symphony, Mozarteum Orchestra of Salzburg, Cologne Chamber Orchestra, Haydn Philharmonie, Prague Chamber Orchestra and Polish Radio Chamber Orchestra "Amadeus", as well as the Shanghai and Beijing Philharmonics. She has also performed in many of the world's leading concert halls, such as the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Kölner Philharmonie, the Haydn Saal at the Esterházy Palace, the Prinzregententheater in Munich and the Great Hall of Zurich's Tonhalle. Corinne's career has taken her to leading festivals around the world, including the Salzburg and Lockenhaus Festivals in Austria, the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado, the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival in Finland and the International Musicians Seminar at Prussia Cove in England, UK. Her numerous collaborations have been with artists such as Fabio Biondi, Ádám Fischer, Alban Gerhardt, Heinz Holliger, Gary Hoffman, Liana Isakadze, Konstantin Lifschitz and Alexander Lonquich as well as with the Swiss Chamber Soloists.
Corinne appears internationally on television and radio, and has been featured on recordings for Naxos, Claves, Solo Musica, JPC and Guild Music.