Claudia is a Brisbane-born French horn player. She recently graduated from Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University (QCGU) where she studied under Peter Luff, Ysolt Clark and Malcolm Stewart.
Claudia is currently a casual musician with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, and previously completed an internship with the Orchestra in 2019. She has toured internationally several times with the Australian International Opera Company, performing Puccini’s Turandot and Verdi’s Aida. Claudia has been involved in Australian Youth Orchestra National Music Camp and has been an active member of the Queensland Youth Symphony for two years.
Whilst at Griffith University, she performed regularly with the QCGU Symphony Orchestra, and on a couple of occasions featured as a soloist in the Queensland Youth Orchestras’ Morning Music recital series, performing Saint-Saëns’ Morceau de concert and Strauss’ First Horn Concerto. Claudia has participated in masterclasses with Stefan Dohr, Andrew Bain, Tim Jones, Gail Williams, Dale Clevenger, Andrew Pelletier, Saar Berger, and a live-streamed 'Horn Hangout' masterclass with Sarah Willis.
Claudia is passionate about chamber music, and has been involved in several chamber music projects over the last few years. She has travelled to Brazil with the ensemble QHorns to perform at the 49th International Horn Symposium. Another highlight for Claudia was performing Brahms’ Horn Trio in her graduation recital at QCGU, for which she won the Prize for Best Recital in the Brass Department at QCGU in 2019.
Aside from performing, Claudia also thoroughly enjoys teaching and held a position as horn tutor at St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School until she made the move to Melbourne to commence training at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM).
Away from the horn, Claudia thoroughly enjoys reading and going bushwalking with her two dogs.
Musician Beneficiary Support generously provided by the Simon Lee Foundation and ANAMsyndicate - Anna & Mark Yates, Lee Palmer, Jennifer Gilchrist, Gina Fairfax, Ann Grant
Photo by Pia Johnson