Biography

Elliot Corner is an award-winning Violist and a published Composer, currently in a contract with OLC Barcelona Music, who is studying Viola and Composition at the Royal College of Music, London as a Foundation Scholar, generously supported by The Henriette Schoeller Harrison Elt & Anatole Mines Award and a Douglas & Hilda Simmonds Award. He studies Viola with internationally acclaimed soloist, composer and teacher Susie Meszaros. At the RCM, Elliot has participated in masterclasses and received tuition from such musicians as Susie Meszaros, Jennifer Stumm, Jan Repko, Simon Rowland-Jones, Alina Ibragimova and Richard Lester. He studies Composition with acclaimed composer Jonathan Pitkin, and has had works performed in many venues around the UK, including the Blüthner Piano Centre and the Carpenter's Hall.

An alumnus of Christ’s Hospital School (an Old Blue), Elliot took up Viola in October, 2011 (switching permanently from Violin) and both attained an ABRSM Gold Award for his ABRSM Viola Grade 8 Distinction (148/150) and joined the Royal College of Music Junior Department within four months of starting to play the Viola. He studied there for two years, learning with renowned Violist Sarah-Jane Bradley. Upon leaving the RCM JD in July 2013, Elliot was awarded the Freda Dinn and Ida Mabett String Prize.

Elliot has performed extensively around the country as a soloist and composer. He has a close relationship with the Brighton Orpheus Choir as a composer, and has showcased as a featured soloist and composer in one of their concerts last year. He has performed as a Soloist at venues including St John's, Smith Square, The Royal College of Music, St Mary Abbot's Church (High Street Kensington), Steinway Hall, The Blüthner Piano Centre and St Peter's Church, Blatchington. Alongside his solo career, Elliot has a passion for Chamber Music, and plays regularly with several ensembles.

Elliot also works alongside his solo and compositional career as a Music Teacher, both privately and as a permanent staff member at Westminster City School. He also works as a consulting Arts Marketing Specialist, setting up his own company 'Promote Classical' in February 2015, which advises and promotes classical musicians and ensembles, aiding them with the best ways to increase their online visibility, and coaching other musicians in networking, Social Media Strategy and PR.

Life

Elliot was born in Brighton, UK and lived there for the majority of his life. He moved to London in 2013 to study at the Royal College of Music, and currently lives in Acton. He can still be seen regularly performing in Brighton, UK as a soloist and chamber musician.

Elliot discovered his innate musicality aged 4 when his class teacher discovered that he had perfect pitch after noticing him singing perfectly in tune during a class singing session. Shortly after this, he began learning the Violin.

Elliot is an avid reader, getting through up to three or four books a day at times. He attended Christ's Hospital school in Horsham from 2006-2013, boarding full time. 

As far as personal interests are concerned, he likes to compose and practice, read, cycle, study Philosophy, cook, drink artisanal coffee and occasionally write poetry. 

In the free time that he has, Elliot is also a committed political activist for the Green Party of England and Wales, campaigning avidly on Arts Policy, Accountability and Transparency.