Considered one of the best violinists of our time, Corey was born in Vancouver, Canada, and began playing the violin at the age of five. He graduated at age 12 in the University of Toronto's Royal Conservatory of Music, with a gold medal for the highest marks in strings. That same year, he was accepted as a student by Josef Gingold and enrolled at Indiana University, where he received bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and music at age of 15, master’s degrees on both at 16, and completed his doctoral course work in mathematics and music at age of 18.
Working with conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Charles Dutoit, Michael Tilson Thomas, Neeme Järvi, Andrew Litton, Yoel Levi, and Jesús López-Cobos, Cerovsek performed in North America with the orchestras of Boston, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Detroit, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Atlanta, Baltimore, Montréal, Vancouver, and Toronto among many others; and internationally with the Israel Philharmonic, Prague Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Residentie Orkest of the Hague, Berlin Symphony, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide Symphonies, Bournemouth Symphony, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, among others.
His recordings have received countless awards such as the Midem Award and the Grammy Award nomination. As a member of the DSCH - Shostakovich Ensemble, he recorded the Complete Chamber Music for Piano and Strings by Dmitri Schostakovich, released in 2018 (Paraty / Harmonia Mundi), receiving excellent reviews and distinctions from the international press. Corey Cerovsek is Violin Professor at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and performs on the “Milanollo” Stradivarius of 1728, played among others by Christian Ferras, Giovanni Battista Viotti and Nicollò Paganini.Official page