Biography

Coral was born in Perth, Australia. She studied cello there with Gregory Baron and Suzanne Wijsman at the WA Academy of Performing Arts and the University of Western Australia, graduating with a Master of Music degree. She also spent a year at the Canberra School of Music studying cello with Australian cellist David Pereira.

In 1997, Coral moved to the UK, where she had lessons with David Waterman and participated in master class courses, including the International Musicians’ Seminar at Prussia Cove. ┬áCoral has undertaken trials with many UK orchestras, such as the BBC Concert Orchestra, the BBC Philharmonic, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. She also worked as a full member of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra for six years.

Currently based in Oxford, Coral maintains a varied and busy freelance career, playing and teaching cello. She regularly freelances with orchestras such as the Philharmonia Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and performs in solo recitals and chamber music. As a solo artist with Music in Hospitals and Care, Coral visits care homes and hospices playing a variety of solo cello music. Coral teaches cello and piano at home in Oxfordshire and at the Oratory Preparatory School.