Lecturer - Violin
Corey Lyle Gemmell, violinist, is a native of Hamilton, Ont. He has distinguished himself as a soloist and chamber musician with performances in Canada, Germany, the United States and China. Mr. Gemmell is a frequent guest of orchestras performing many of the standard violin concertos. 20th-century solos with orchestra include Mozetich’s Affairs of the Heart for Violin and Orchestra and Vaughn Williams’ The Lark Ascending and the Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1.
Mr. Gemmell is concertmaster of the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Hamilton Orchestra and the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra. He has also performed in this role with the Boris Brott National Academy Orchestra, Toronto Mendelssohn Choir Orchestra and Esprit Orchestra. He performs frequently with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra.
Corey Gemmell was concertmaster for the CBC television production Over the Rainbow and has performed as concertmaster for a number of musicals including The Sound of Music, Miss Saigon, Beauty and the Beast, the Hugh Jackman Show and Next to Normal. He has worked with such pop icons as Hugh Jackman and Chantal Kreviazuk.
Mr. Gemmell has recorded sonatas by Brahms, Ravel, Robert A. Baker, David Eagle and Hope Lee. He was one of the contributing artists to record the Royal Conservatory of Music’s 2013 release of the violin syllabus.
Mr. Gemmell’s students have distinguished themselves at provincial and national competitions. He is on faculty at the Western University, the National Music Camp of Canada and is a member of the Royal College of Examiners.