Claire is a passionate musician committed to performing with spirit and sensitivity. Recent years have seen her develop as a solo, chamber, and orchestral musician, performing across Australia and overseas. She is continually inspired by music’s ability to communicate what words cannot, and bring people together in a way that nothing else can.
Claire recently completed her Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours at the University of Queensland, under the tutelage of Adam Chalabi. During her studies, she was a recipient of the Howard and Gladys Sleath Scholarship, winner of the Sleath String Prize and Music Honours Prize, and Concertmaster of the UQ Symphony Orchestra. Performance highlights from these years include performing Mozart’s Violin Concerto no. 5 as a soloist with the Cadenza Chamber Orchestra, numerous performances with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra as an intern, and performing with Southern Cross Soloists as a Next Gen Artist.
In 2019, Claire is excited to commence her first year at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), under the guidance of both Dr Robin Wilson and Zoe Black. In the future, she hopes that her music will take her on more adventures outside of Australia.
When not in the practice room, Claire can either be found drinking coffee at the nearest café or petting the closest dog. She is happiest when she can do both at once.
IN CLAIRE'S WORDS
“I just want my performances to be sincere – I’m not a composer, but the sounds I create are my unique contribution and my performances are in tune with the moment.”
Photo by Pia Johnson