Coreen Morsink

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Coreen Morsink (b.1971) is a Canadian composer focussing on music springing from Ancient Greek sources. She uses ancient Greek music theory and philosophy as a base of inspiration for her new music. Her pieces use compositional techniques which combine old and new with exploration into microtonality, unusual tuning systems and multiphonics. Her microtonal composition The 12-1 Preludes for prepared piano is part of the CD This is Tomorrow Calling on Demerara Records. Her compositions have been presented by the Allegri String Quartet, violinist Mizuka Yamamoto and quarter-tone alto flautist Carla Rees in conferences held at Goldsmiths University of London and the University of Leeds. Her composition for solo cello Conversations with a Rose was a finalist in the Sorodha Composition Competition in Belgium (2014) and premiered by Sigrid Vandenbogaerde.

Coreen has presented papers on the subject of Ancient Greek music and presented her music at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Oxford. She is the founder and co-ordinator of the Athens Composer/Performance Conference series (in collaboration with Goldsmiths University of London), which unites practice-led PhD students to present their work in Athens, Greece. 

Coreen is currently music teacher at St. Catherine’s British School in Athens, Greece. She teaches children from kindergarten up to IB (age 17-18) and has also been a lecturer of music at undergraduate and Master’s degree level at the University of Indianapolis, Athens Campus. She is an examiner of music performance for the International Baccalaureate programme. 

Coreen has a BMus in piano performance from McGill, MMus in piano performance (Fanny Waterman and Benjamin Frith tutors) from Leeds University, MA in composition from the University of Indianapolis and has recently completed a PhD at Goldsmiths, University of London.


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