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Violin by Matteo Goffriller, Venice circa 1710
Corina is a founding member of the famous Belcea quartet.
Corina Belcea was born in Romania in 1975 and began playing the violin at the age of six. In 1991, as a result of her participation in the Yehudi Menuhin Violin Competition, she was invited by the late Lord Menuhin to study at the Yehudi Menuhin School where her teacher was Natalia Boyarskaya. After graduating from the Menuhin School, Corina continued her studies at the Royal College with Dr. Felix Andrievsky. Her competition prizes include the 1st Prize in the Kloster Schontal Internation Competition (Germany), second prizes in the Wieniawski International Competition (Lublin) and the Yehudi Menuhin International Competition (Folkestone) and the first prize in the Bromsgrove Festival. In 1998 she was the winner of the Lasmo Staffa award.