Claire Chase


Claire Chase

Claire Chase, flutist, is active as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist, cultural producer and experimental arts entrepreneur. A passionate advocate for new music, Claire has given the world premieres of over 100 new works for the flute, and performs and produces events in venues ranging from the stages of Lincoln Center to warehouses, galleries, clubs and public spaces. Her self-released solo album, "aliento," featuring world premiere recordings by Jason Eckardt, Du Yun, Nathan Davis, Marcelo Toledo and Dai Fujikura, will be out in May 2008. Other upcoming releases include collaborations on the Bridge, Naxos, New Focus and Tzadik labels. Claire has been recognized for her work with awards from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, ASCAP, Chamber Music America, the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars, Yvar Mikhashoff Trust for New Music, and the National Young Artist Competition, among others.

Highlights of the current season include over fifty chamber music performances in venues such as the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center, Composer Portraits and Pocket Concertos at Miller Theatre, and appearances at international festivals in Mexico, Finland, Poland and France.

Claire co-founded the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) in 2001, with whom she has performed, recorded and toured internationally. Currently the Executive Director of ICE, Claire manages both the New York and Chicago ICE offices, and is working on establishing a West Coast arm of the organization.

Claire received her B.M. from the Oberlin Conservatory in 2001 in the studio of Michel Debost and Kathleen Chastain, where she was a recipient of the Presser Music Award. She lives in Brooklyn.

Discussion Panels with Claire Chase:

Entrepreneurs in Music — and Don't Forget about Mozart!
3/24/08 - 4/4/08