The Path to Today...
Since graduating from the Royal Academy of Music where she won the prestigious flute prize, Clare has pursued a busy concert schedule that has seen her perform a concerto debut at the Q.E.H, South Bank Centre, London, the Purcell Room, The Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire, Highgrove for HRH Prince Charles, St James' Palace for HRH Prince Edward, Hatfield House, the Chichester Festival, the Qatar Foundation for the Emir of Qatar, Westminster Cathedral for the Cardinal and even at the Hampton Court Flower Show. Clare has performed in concerts alongside soprano Lesley Garrett CBE and pop legend Sir Cliff Richard.
Clare works with a wealth of incredible pianists on various concert projects including the outstanding pianists Anna Tilbrook and Helen Leek with-whom she has performed a truly unique multimedia concert centred on the life and music of Czech Composer Bohuslav Martinu, and two exciting and original programme recitals of French and American Flute repertoire.
Clare is a devotee of the charity Lost Chord which provides interactive music sessions to people suffering with dementia.
She regularly performs on tour for this award-winning, non-profit. In addition, she is on the audition panel and assists with the training of musicians in this highly specialised performance area. Clare has appeared for the charity on the BBC and on Channel 4 in their programme 'When Björk met Attenborough.' In October 2021 Helena Muller, the Founder of the charity and the then CEO asked Clare if she would consider taking over the prestigious role. If Clare was to live up to her book "Simply Be More", she had to say 'yes'.
In 2019 Clare founded her own series of concerts for children called 'Music 4 Mini-Me's' which aimed to infuse children with a love of Classical Music. A highlight was bringing a concert to Haven House Children's Hospice which was a completely transformative experience. Clare also founded an 'Afternoon Tea Concert Series', where people could attend a classical concert performed by top class musicians followed by tea and cake; the aim being to combat loneliness and create community. These concerts were made possible with the generosity of Reading Minster.
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Over the last fourteen years Clare has enjoyed a packed diary performing her Classical Crossover Show all around the world for the most prestigious cruise lines.
Clare's philosophy is that Classical Music is accessible to all and should be a joy to listen to and watch.
It cannot be denied that the flute is Clare's passion. Her show is infused with total commitment to demonstrating the versatility and beauty of her beloved instrument. Her ardent desire is to be a good ambassador for the flute. People often remark that they never dreamt a flute show could be so interesting, entertaining and varied and that they never realised they could like Classical Music!
Lynette and Ran Patterson from Utah saw Clare perform on Seabourn and said for the record...
"Clare surely is meeting her destiny giving flute concerts."