Clare performs regularly as a soloist and ensemble pianist, and enjoys presenting unconventional programmes. She holds an MPerf in Piano Accompaniment (with Distinction) from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she won the Tracey Chadwell Memorial Prize for contemporary song (2016) and a 'Certificate Recital Diploma' (2015). Prior to that, she received distinction in her MMus in solo piano, studying with Douglas Finch at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, and whilst there, was awarded the David Gosling award (2013) and the Founders Prize for Accompanists (2014). Yorkshire-born to a musical family, she studied History at Cambridge University. After teaching English in Slovakia for a year, she became publications manager for Pearson Publishing Ltd in Cambridge for ten years, whilst studying the piano privately with Philip Mead. After five years at music college, she now plays in The Duruflé Trio, winners of the St James (2015) and Ivan Sutton (2016) chamber music prizes; and Bay's Leap, a free improvisation trio, whose first album was released to critical acclaim in 2016. She is a staff accompanist at the Guildhall, playing for Jane Manning's contemporary song classes. Clare also provides online marketing services to promote contemporary music.
"Clare was a superstar!" - Lord Lipsey, Chair of Trinity Laban, on the performance of 'Black Box Flight Recorder' by Edward Henderson at King's Place (January 2014)
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