Violinist Corinne Stillwell entered The Juilliard School at the age of ten, where she subsequently spent 15 years, working with Dorothy DeLay, Joel Smirnoff, Earl Carlyss, and Samuel Sanders. A versatile musician, she is equally in demand as a teacher, soloist and chamber musician, and has spent 25 years as a concertmaster and orchestral leader. As a recitalist, she has performed at Carnegie’s Weill Hall, Chicago’s Dame Myra Hess series, and in Germany, Canada, and across the United States. With a repertoire of nearly 30 concerti, she has appeared frequently as soloist with numerous orchestras, including the New Jersey Symphony, the Nanjing Philharmonic in China, the Amarillo Symphony, the Greater Rochester Women’s Philharmonic, and on tour to Romania, Hungary, and Poland.
An avid chamber musician, Ms. Stillwell has coached with members of the Juilliard, Cleveland, Amadeus and Vermeer quartets and Felix Galimir. She has performed with the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra of Ohio, and has collaborated with clarinetist Richard Stoltzman, violinist Mikhail Kopelman, and members of the Ying and Carpe Diem quartets. She has also performed at Alice Tully Hall and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in New York City, Chamber Music Rochester, the Amarillo Chamber Music Society, Kosciuszko Foundation, and the American Festival of Microtonal Music. Other appearances include the Saarburg (Germany) Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Norfolk and Skaneateles chamber music festivals, and the Victoria Bach Festival. As a member of the Harrington Quartet, she performed extensively across the Midwest, with engagements from Texas to Wisconsin. Other projects included a PBS documentary, TV and radio broadcasts, and collaborations with clarinetist David Shifrin, pianist Robert Levin, guitarist Pepé Romero, and members of the Pro Arte and Cavani quartets.
From 2002-2007, Ms. Stillwell served as Assistant Concertmaster of the Rochester Philharmonic and Director of Chamber Music at the Hochstein School. Prior to that, she was Concertmaster of the Amarillo Symphony and on the faculty at West Texas A&M University. Currently, Ms. Stillwell is Associate Professor at Florida State University, faculty at the Brevard Music Center, a founding member of Trio Solis, and Concertmaster of the Tallahassee Symphony. She has recorded for Harmonia Mundi, Naxos, and MSR Classics.