2017 Adjudicators

Corey Lyle Gemmell


Corey Lyle GemmellCorey 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. He has performed much of the standard concerto repertoire with orchestra.  Mr. Gemmell most recently performed the Brahms Double Concerto, Saint-Saens’ Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso and the Beethoven Triple concerto with orchestras in addition to several solo recitals throughout southern Ontario, a chamber music tour of 21st Century works at the National Conservatory of Beijing and tours with Ensemble Vivant.  Highlights of the 2016-2017 season will see him perform the Dvorak Violin Concerto, Lalo Symphonie Espagnol, and Winter and Spring from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.

Mr. Gemmell is concertmaster of Orchestra Toronto, Mississauga Symphony Orchestra, the Toronto Mendlessohn Choir Orchestra, the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra, and Symphony on the Bay in Hamilton.  He has also performed in this role with the Boris Brott National Academy Orchestra, Elora Festival Orchestra, the Toronto Concert Orchestra and Esprit Orchestra.

An avid chamber musician, Mr. Gemmell is the violinist for Ensemble Vivant.  He is also a member of the Elgin String Quartet as well as the National Piano Trio.  He is a frequent guest at New Music Concerts, with whom he went on tour to Beijing in 2016, the Chamber Music Society of Mississauga, Array Music as well as chamber series across Ontario and Canada.

Mr. Gemmell has taught at the University of Western Ontario, the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and is 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 most recently completed several recordings for the well know series “The Mozart Effect” at the Glenn Gould Studio in solo, chamber and orchestral works of W.A. Mozart and can also be heard in recordings with Ensemble Vivant.  He has also recorded sonatas by Brahms, Ravel, Robert A. Baker and Mozart and works by David Eagle and Hope Lee.  He was one of the contributing artists to record the Royal Conservatory of Music’s 2013 release of their violin syllabus on compact disc.

Mr. Gemmell performs on a violin by Italian violin maker Cipriano Briani of Milan and a violin made for him in 2005 by renowned luthier Hratch Armenious as well as bows by Lamy, Martin and Voirin.