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BIOGRAPHY

A native of Philadelphia, Clare began playing cello at age 4. At age 7 she was invited to play as a guest soloist in a master class for legendary cellist, Mstislav Rostropovich, and later that same year was invited as a guest artist on the Pittsburgh Symphony’s children’s concert series, Fiddlesticks. Clare has appeared as a soloist with the Ambler Symphony and Old York Road Symphonies, and made a second appearance with the Pittsburgh Symphony as the first prize winner of the Duquesne Young Artist Concerto Competition. She has spent her summers studying at the Aspen Music Festival, Heifetz Institute,  Bowdoin International Music Festival, Kyoto International Music Festival, and Norfolk Chamber Music Festival. She received her BM in Cello Performance from New England Conservatory studying with Paul Katz, and received her Masters in Music at The Juilliard School where she studied with Joel Krosnick. Clare has performed in chamber settings at the Kimmel Center, Alice Tully Hall, National Sawdust, and the Guggenheim and is often spotted around New York City performing with her string quartet, Quartet 63, who have collaborated with composers such as Caroline Shaw, Missy Mazzoli, and Laura Karpman. Clare is currently studying at Bard Conservatory of Music with Peter Wiley and plays on a James Perry cello on loan to her from the Colburn Collection