Corinne Morris (cello) was brought up in Ealing, and studied the cello at the Royal College of Music and the Paris Conservatoire. She spent five years in the Opera National de Paris, and performed all over Europe in solo concerts and with various prestigious orchestras. After a 4 year-long shoulder injury, Corinne is resuming her solo career. She now has a considerable reputation as an exceptional cellist, having released her debut CD ‘Macedonian Sessions' in 2013.
She is recording her next CD with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra this summer to be released by Linn Records in 2017.
Keith Burstein (piano) has dedicated his composing life to that most unfashionable of things- the rehabilitation of melody to the heart of music, and of tonal harmony, which enables the expressive power of dissonance.The Cello Sonata ‘Wiosna' was written for Corinne Morris. He chose the title Wiosna, which means Spring in Polish, because he finds it much more beautiful than our stark monosyllable. The three movements are named after the three months of that season, Marzac (March), Kwiecien (April) and Maj (May).
Viv McLean (piano) , the winner of the First Prize at the 2002 Maria Canals International Piano Competition in Barcelona , has performed at all the major venues in the UK as well as throughout Europe, Japan , Australia and the USA. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music and was the piano winner at the Royal Overseas-League Music Competition. Viv has recorded regularly for BBC Radio 3 and recorded for Sony Classical Japan and Naxos , as well as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra's own label. Viv lives in Harrow and has been a huge supporter of concerts at both St Mary's Perivale and St Barnabas in recent years.
The Lipatti Piano Quartet was formed in 2013 by four young award-winning instrumentalists dedicated to exploring and sharing the piano quartet repertoire, from Viennese classics to works by contemporary composers. Winners of the Elias Fawcett Trust Award for an Outstanding Chamber Ensemble at the finals of the Royal Overseas League Competition 2016, they are also Park Lane Group Artists 2015–16 and have been invited to perform at St John's, Smith Square, in April 2016, on the final night of the PLG's 60th anniversary season. The group has been fortunate to work with many esteemed professors and performers, including the Maggini Quartet, whose chamber course they were awarded a scholarship to attend at Wellington College. In 2015 the Lipattis undertook a residency at Le Brel, France, where they spent a week intensively rehearsing and performing. Other recent venues have included St Martin-in-the-Fields; Kings Place; Royal Albert Hall's Elgar Room; Bath Pump Room; Old Theatre Royal, Bath; The Forge, Camden; Windsor Castle and Blackheath Halls, Bedford School and St James's, Piccadilly.