Born and raised in the Blue Mountains, NSW, Clare Fox began playing the clarinet at ten years of age. She completed a Bachelor of Music in Performance at the Sydney Conservatorium in 2019 achieving a High Distinction average. During her studies, she was a recipient of The University of Sydney’s ‘Sydney Scholars Award’ and performed regularly as Principal Clarinet of the Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra and Modern Music Ensemble.
Clare has been Principal Clarinet for the Australian Youth Orchestra in both 2020 and 2021, and participated in tours to Europe and China in 2019. She is currently a casual musician with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Opera Australia, Canberra Symphony Orchestra and Sydney Philharmonia Orchestra.
Clare has participated in many masterclasses and tutorials with renowned international clarinettists, including Björn Nyman, Olli Leppäniemi, Andrew Marriner and Frank Celata, and was accepted into the Voksenåsen Summer Academy 2020.
Her primary teachers include Christopher Tingay (Second Clarinet SSO), Dean Newcomb (Principal Clarinet ASO), James Burke (Principal Clarinet SSO) and she will be training with David Thomas (Principal Clarinet MSO) from 2021 at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM).
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