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Corinne Penner

Concert Pianist
Performance (Piano), B.M. '15
My time at Biola was absolutely invaluable to me in fostering a daily pursuit of truth, refinement, and fullness in Christ. It is not only that I look back and see that this school and community helped bring me to a new place of maturity and equipped me to enter a graduate program I am excited about, but Biola has also prepared me for an ongoing life of transformation, so that I may continue to grow in both Christlikeness and musical excellence.


  • B.M. Performance (Piano), Biola University
  • D.M.A candidate, Stony Brook University

Awards and Honors

  • Cremona International Competition for Pianists - Second Place - 2014
    • With Jury Prizes for Best Performance of a Contemporary Work and Best Performance of an Italian Work
    • Winner's Recital at Museo del Violino's Giovanni Arvedi Auditorium
  • American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition - Winner - 2014
    • Winner's Recital at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall
  • Biola University Concerto Competition - Winner - 2014
  • Biola University Prism Auditions - Winner - 2014, 2012
  • Brevard Music Center Solo Piano Competition - Fourth Place - 2012
  • Wolff-Bing Chamber Music Competition - Second Place - 2011
  • Biola University Presser Scholar - 2014-2015
  • Biola University Outstanding Pianist Award - 2014
  • Biola University Piano Faculty Award - 2014
  • Koch Cultural Trust Enabling Grant Recipient 2013, 2014

Summer Studies

  • Ann Schein, Aspen Music Festival - 2015, 2013
  • Sandra Wright Shen, Brevard Music Festival - 2012