Claire was a member of EYSM and of the National Children’s and National Youth Orchestras and is now delighted to be a tutor for EYSM. Claire studied at the Royal Academy of Music and freelanced in London for five years playing with all major London orchestras such as LSO, BBC Symphony Orchestra and many chamber groups such as London Chamber Ensemble.
Claire has also been fortunate enough to record and play along side many stars in all genres such as Elton John, Alesha Dixon and Alison Balsom (trumpet). Claire has also developed a session and West End career, playing at the London Palladium and recording at the famous Abbey Road studios
In 2009, Claire became a member of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales where she has since toured in Asia, America and Europe with many prestigious conductors and soloists. Whilst based in Somerset, Claire has continued to further her freelance career alongside building up teaching both privately and in schools.