Coreen Morsink

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Born in Toronto, Canada in 1971, she started the piano at the age of 8.  At the age of 18 she received her ARCT in Piano Performance at the Royal Conservatory of Music Toronto studying with Margaret Parsons-Poole.  A year later she was the top scholarship winner as piano soloist in the Canadian Contemporary Music Showcase. She holds a MA in music composition from University of Indianapolis, (Dr. Emmanuel Piculas and Lefteris Kalkanis tutors), M.Mus in piano performance, Leeds University, (Dame Fanny Waterman and Benjamin Frith tutors) and a B.Mus in performance from McGill University (Marina Mdivani tutor) with distinction in piano performance.

Currently, she is working on a PhD in music composition at Goldsmiths, University of London tutored by composer Roger Redgate.  Her specialization for this thesis is the aspects of Ancient Greek music which can influence contemporary composition.    She presented her paper The Reconstruction of Euripides’ Orestes’ Chorus Fragment at the Annual Music Graduate Exchange Conference, June 2008 at the Faculty of Music, St. Aldate’s, Oxford as well as New Compositional Techniques Related to Ancient Greek Music at the 2nd International Conference for PhD Music students held by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the University of Edinburgh in February 2009 which will be published shortly.    She has presented solo piano recitals in the Faculty series of the University of Indianapolis Athens Campus, in the recital series of Leeds University as well as accompanying Reem Kelani, Palestinian musician in concerts at the Athens College and in the Peacock Theater in London.  She has also given piano lectures such as one for the Athens State Orchestra performance at the Lyric Opera Theater which introduced the elements from Rachmaninoff’s Variations on a Theme by Paganini op. 43.  She is also an examiner for the International Baccalaureate Organisation and teaches music at St. Catherine’s British Embassy school in Athens Greece.  Her next piano recital which will take place at Goldsmiths, University of London, will premiere works by composers Paul Sarcich, Neil March and her own works.

Most recently she has organized a 2 day conference and concert at the Theocharakis Foundation concert,  hall, Athens Greece in co-operation with Goldsmiths and St. Catherine’s British School Athens in order for PhD composition students and performers to discuss and perform new compositions.   As a musician her aim is to contribute to the playing of new works and to help new music flourish.

Click on the below links to view examples of her scores. Please contact the composer to obtain permission for use of any of these works in performance via  coreenmorsink@mail.mcgill.ca

 OrestesDec.2firstmovt.pdf

prelude1.pdf

prelude2.pdf