Corey Lyle Gemmell, violinist, is a native of Hamilton, Ontario. He has distinguished himself as a soloist and chamber musician with performances in Canada, Germany, the United States and China. Concerto appearances include performances of such works as Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante, Beethoven Triple Concerto, Beethoven Violin Concerto, Sibelius Violin Concerto, Brahms Violin Concerto and Brahms Concerto for Violin and Cello. 20th Century solos with orchestra include Mozetich’s Affairs of the Heart for Violin and Orchestra and Vaughn Williams’ The Lark Ascending. Mr. Gemmell most recently performed the Brahms Double Concerto and Saint-Saens’ Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso in the 2014-2015 season in addition to several solo recitals throughout southern Ontario and a month long British Columbia tour with Ensemble Vivant, “Canada’s Chamber Music Treasure” (Toronto Star).
Mr. Gemmell is concertmaster of the Toronto Mendlessohn Choir Orchestra, Mississauga Symphony Orchestra, Symphony on the Bay and the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra. He has also performed in this role with the Boris Brott National Academy Orchestra, Elora Festival Orchestra and Esprit Orchestra. He performs frequently with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra and the National Ballet of Canada Orchestra.
As an avid chamber musician Mr. Gemmell is the violinist in Ensemble Vivant. He is also a member of the Elgin String Quartet as well as the National Piano Trio. He is also a frequent guest at the Chamber Music Society of Mississauga, New Music Concerts with Robert Aitken and Sound Streams.
Mr. Gemmell has taught at the University of Western Ontario, the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and is presently a member of the Royal College of Examiners. He is presently on faculty at the National Music Camp of Canada. His students have performed in regional festivals as well as the CMC and have attended universities across Canada and the United States.
Mr. Gemmell can be heard on compact disc in recordings with Ensemble Vivant. He has also recorded sonatas by Brahms, Ravel, Robert A. Baker and works by David Eagle and Hope Lee. He was one of the contributing artists to record the Royal Conservatory of Music’s recently released violin syllabus on compact disc.