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A multi instrumentalist and honours graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, Claire is a performer, conductor, teacher and composer.

While studying, she sang in QLD based vocal ensemble The Australian Voices (while under the direction of Stephen Leek). After graduating from the VCA majoring in horn, Claire pursued singing and playing the harp and developing her own sound in her arrangements and compositions.

Claire currently performs with the Melbourne Consort, and has various musical projects in motion, including various vocal ensembles and the occasional appearance with Melbourne brass quintet Shrewd Brass.

Her passion for singing and playing is closely followed by conducting choirs and ensembles, with a particular penchant for anything a cappella.


Weddings / Functions

The sound of the harp and voice can add a magical element to any wedding or special occasion. An experienced performer, Claire has brought that special touch to occasions such as:

  • Weddings
  • Anniversaries
  • Kitchen teas
  • Funerals
  • Baptisms
  • Birthday parties
  • Christmas parties
  • Work functions
  • Galleries
  • Exhibitions

Some of the venues that Claire has played at, both as a soloist, and providing music for a special occasion, are:

  • Government House
  • Parliament House
  • Hamer Hall
  • Melbourne Town Hall
  • St Patricks Cathedral, Melbourne
  • St Pauls Cathedral, Melbourne
  • Crown
  • Deakin Edge, Federation Square
  • The Sofitel
  • Hotel Winsor
  • The Langham
  • Montsalvat, Eltham (preferred harpist)
  • Linley Estate
  • Poets Lane, Sherbrooke
  • Lyrebird Falls, Kallista
  • The Royal Melbourne Botanical Gardens
  • Sky High, Mount Dandenong
  • Stones of the Yarra Valley
  • Many churches in and around Melbourne

Claire is available to perform solo as well as in duo formats such as:

  • Harp & violin
  • Harp & cello
  • Harp & flute