“Originally from Bath, Claire studied piano, harpsichord, clavichord and fortepiano at the Royal College of Music. She graduated in 1999 with a BMus and two diplomas to her name, having won a clutch of prizes and awards along the way.
Since graduating from the RCM just over a decade ago, Claire has performed with a wide range of ensembles in both the UK and abroad. She is a regular member of Baroque Encounter Trio, and has recently joined both Musica Secreta and Il Festino as their principal continuo player. As well as specialising in Baroque chamber music, Claire has worked with many orchestras and conductors, including Walter Reiter, Philip Thorby, Alison Bury and Steven Devine.
Claire has recently completed a Master’s degree at Trinity College of Music, studying harpsichord and chamber organ with James Johnstone, supported by a full scholarship. She is now putting her energies into other projects, and remains much in demand as a performer and educator. Claire teaches piano at St Dunstan’s College, is a staff accompanist at Trinity College of Music and is also a regular tutor on the Early Music For Youth Summer School. She can also occasionally be found shark diving, having recently qualified as a PADI Open Water Scuba Diver. ”
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