Corinne McLeod, a junior at Legacy Academy, began her study of music at age 5 under Lauren Kossler of the Winston-Salem Symphony. She is fortunate to be returning for her fourth season of Virtuosi of Houston under Maestros Franz Krager and Andzrej Grabiec. She currently studies violin performance and music theory under Dr. Matt Lammers in the Micheal P. Hammond Preparatory Program at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University.
After joining the Houston Youth Symphony in 2019, Corinne led as principal second violin in 2021 and concertmaster in 2022. She currently plays in Symphony as a first violinist under Dr. Michael Webster. Corinne leads a quartet of the Opus 1 Chamber Music School, where she frequently volunteers and performs. In 2023 Corinne attended the Meadowmount School of Music, where she was blessed to study under Janet Sung and Ivan Zenaty. Her quartet earned a slot in the chamber music playoffs, earning a performance in the final concert. Corinne attended Interlochen Arts Camp in 2022, where she worked privately under Janet Lyu of the University of Michigan. She was accepted to the World Youth Symphony Orchestra (WYSO) for both sessions, where she had opportunity to work with incredible conductors including Cristian Macelaru, Tito Muñoz, Roderick Cox, and Tristan Rais-Sherman. As part of WYSO, she accompanied violin soloist Randall Goosby and shared the stage with members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. She was selected to perform in IAC’s final solo string recital. In 2021 Corinne participated in the Sewanee Summer Music Festival (SSMF) with Dr Lin He, leading as assistant principal violin in the Cumberland Symphony Orchestra. In 2020 she attended Texas All-State Strings Camp, learning with members from the Houston Symphony and performing for cellist Mike Bloch. She frequently plays chamber music with her friends and siblings at Second Baptist Church. When she is not playing or practicing, Corinne enjoys gigging with her quartet, horseback riding, golfing, and calligraphy.