Claire Iselin, Harfe
Claire Iselin born in Mulhouse, started learning harp at 6 years old with her mother and has also played the violin, flute and timpani (not simultaneously though!).
She came to London in 2005 to study at Triniy Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance with Professor Gabriella Dall'Olio, where she gained both a first class BMus(Hons) and MMus degree in Performance. While a student at Trinity Laban, she participated in masterclasses with renowned world harpists such as: Letizia Belmondo, Marie-Pierre Langlamet, Andrew Lawrence King, Xavier de Maistre, Marielle Nordmann, Fabrice Pierre and mentored by Suzy Kawalec of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Claire has won several awards and prizes such as: IBLA Grand Prize International Music Competition 2013 Outstanding Musician with Marson special mention & Grace M. Susino Award, The City Music Foundation Winner Award 2013, Isabel Bond Gold Medal Competition 2013 for Excellence in Performance and Director's Prize for Achievement.
Claire has performed solo recitals and chamber music concerts, as well as performing soloist with orchestra in the UK, France, Switzerland, China and others places. In the UK she has performed along with the Kantanti Chamber Orchestra, Sidcup Symphony Orchestra and the Billroth Ensemble music by Debussy and Ravel. She performed along with the Mercury Quartet in Kings Place, London. Claire has been working as a free lance orchestral player with BBCCO, Manning Camerata, South Bank Symphonia amongst others.