Claire Edwards

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Internationally touring concert violinist from UK/US/CAN. Contact me to perform at private and corporate events, parties, and weddings!

American-British-Canadian violinist Claire Edwards is an internationally platformed and touring performing artist, prize winner and award holder, and has participated in acclaimed music festivals and masterclasses throughout the US and Europe. Claire completed her postgraduate studies just this year at the Royal College of Music in London, as an International Huawei Scholar supported by the George Stennett Award. She is a recent laureate member of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester for their concert season in Vienna, the Salzburger Festspiele, and Bolzano Festival Bozen in Italy, and is concertising both in London and touring internationally, in New York, Saudi Arabia, Paris, Venice, Lake Como, Rome, Portugal, Côte d’Azur, and Barbados. Recent performances include those with Andrea Bocelli and Andrew Lloyd Webber, alongside the Princess Royal at the OWO London, and for 4,000 guests at the centenary celebration of La Mamounia, in Marrakech, Morocco. Claire’s mentors and professors include Boris Kuschnir, Pavel Vernikov, Lewis Kaplan, Lutsia Ibragimova, Leonid Kerbel, Alina Ibragimova, and Rufina Yefimova. She is a winner of the Pittsburgh Concert Society Young Artist Competition, the Blackwood Music Scholarship, and the Enola M. Lewis Scholarship Award, and has played in solo and chamber masterclasses at the Royal College of Music, The Juilliard School, Wiener Meisterkurse, and Kronberg Academy. She has been an RCM ambassador for the BBC Symphony Orchestra Pathways Scheme, as well as a member of the Kronberg Academy Festival. Claire has the pleasure of concertising and touring frequently as both a solo, orchestral, and chamber player, working and touring on a regular basis with such renowned musicians and conductors as Maxim Vengerov, Bernard Haitink, Vasily Petrenko, Thomas Zehetmair, Nicola Benedetti, Rafael Payare, John Wilson, and Antonio Pappano, amongst others. She has performed in concerts recently live streamed on the BBC with the Bath Festival Orchestra at the Bath Festival, the BFO London debut concert at Kings Place, as well as frequently at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, and Abbey Road Studios in London. Previous notable events have included performing at the British Embassy in Washington D.C with Jaguar Land Rover, concert tours with Universität der Künst Berlin throughout Germany and the Netherlands, and the Oscar Awards. Claire is passionately committed to artistic outreach and development, and is a Storm Models Creative Faces Campaign Ambassador, and outreach development leader for the Benedetti Foundation, in support of the Benedetti Sessions. She teaches violin privately and gives studio sessions at The Juilliard School in New York City. Claire plays on a Giuseppe Baldantoni violin made in Ancona, Italy, in 1836. 2022-2023-2024 Performance Tours -Villa Aldobrandini, Rome, Italy | May 2022 -Athens, Greece | June 2022 -Masseria Pettolecchia, Puglia, Italy | July 2022 -Villa Olmo, Lake Como, Italy | July 2022 -Château d’Estoublon, Côte d’Azur, France | July 2022 -Castello di Casole, Tuscany, Italy | August 2022 -Villa San Michele, Florence, Italy | August 2022 -Mateus Palace, Vila Real, Portugal | September 2022 -Lisbon, Portugal | September 2022 -Claridges, London | September 2022 -Timna Park, Eilat, Israel | October 2022 -The Dorchester, London | October 2022 -Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi | October 2022 -Plaza Hotel, New York City | December 2022 -Tel Aviv, Israel | February 2023 -Chelsea Design Centre, London | March 2023 -Braga, Portugal | March 2023 -Las Vegas, US | April 2023 -Marrakesh, Morocco | May 2023 -Kempinski Palace, Istanbul, Turkey | June 2023 -Sandy Lane, Barbados | June 2023 -Villa d’Este, Lake Como | June 2023 -Copenhagen, Denmark | June 2023 -Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France | July 2023 -Royal family private residence, Amman, Jordan | July 2023 -Villa Alpebella, Forte dei Marmi, Italy | September 2023 -Villa Tasca, Palermo, Sicily | September 2023 -Teatro a La Fenice, Venice | September 2023 -Nice, Côte d’Azur, France | September 2023 -St Tropez, Côte d’Azur, France | September 2023 -Raffles at the OWO, London, UK | September 2023 -Borgo Egnazia, Puglia, Italy | October 2023 -La Mamounia, Marrakech, Morocco | October 2023 -Miami, USA | November 2023 -Al-‘Ula, Saudi Arabia | November 2023 -Rome, Italy | December 2023 -Badrutts Palace, St. Moritz, Switzerland | New Years Eve 2024 -Punta Cana, Dominican Republic | February 2024

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Claire's Reviews

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Alice J
5 months ago, for a Private event in 768 5th Ave
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5 out of 5

Claire Edwards performed for the NYC pre launch of the Diorshow in Paris, where she was headed next with her management. We managed to book her for the Plaza and could not have been more impressed. Talent, beauty, exceeding organisation and preparation all surpassing our expectations. Thank you so much Claire and we cannot to fly you back!

David M
1 year ago, for a Wedding in Florence
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5 out of 5

Claire was absolutely everything I could ask for performing at our wedding. Highly professional, beautiful in both playing and presentation, expertly organised and prepared, and internationally travel flexible. I could not refer her in a higher capacity and wish her the best of luck with an exciting, brilliant future ahead!

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Claire's Song list

Bach -Solo Violin Sonatas and Partitas
Bach -Violin Concertos
Paganini -Violin Caprices
Vivaldi -Four Seasons
Ysaye -Solo Violin Sonatas
Mozart -Violin Concertos & Rondo
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto
Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade
Tchaikovsky -Violin Concerto
Bruch -Violin Concerto No. 1
Barber -Violin Concerto
Ravel -Tzigane
Sarasate -Zigeunerweisen
Handel -Violin Sonatas
Pachelbel -Canon in D
John Williams -Schindler’s List
Rimsky-Korsakov -Capriccio Espagnol
Vaughan Williams -The Lark Ascending
Thaïs -Méditation
John Legend All of Me
Dream a Little Dream of Me
Bruno Mars Just the Way You Are
Shallow Lady Gaga
Can't Help Falling in Love
Boccherini -La Musica Notturna
Handel -Passacaglia
Handel -Water Music
Brahms -Lullabies
Por Una Cabeza
Phantom of the Opera
Stephan Grapelli solo jazz
Mendelssohn Wedding March
Hans Zimmer Covers
Pop covers
Jazz Covers
Blues Covers

Claire's Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£80
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£350
Up to 3 hours£500
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Professionalism Musical Repertoire Flexibility Preparation Consideration & Discretion Dresses/Outfits

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Royal Albert Hall, London, UK Southbank Centre, London, UK Konzerthaus Berlin, Berlin, Germany Musikverein, Vienna, Austria Villa Aldobrandini, Rome, Italy Villa Olmo, Lake Como, Italy Van San Michele, Florence, Italy Palacio de Mateus, Vila Reale, Portugal Chateau d'Estoublon, Aix-en-Provence, France Grand Resort Lagonissi, Athens, Greece

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Lady Gaga, Villa Olmo, Lago di Cmo, Italy The Oscar Awards, Royal Albert Hall, London, UK London Fashion Week 2022 Venice Film Festival 2022

How much time do you need to set up?

Usually I need only around 10/15 minutes to set up depending on the venue and outfits required. If performing in an outdoor venue I will need slightly more time to take into consideration climate, light, and acoustic etc.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

I can meet any requests you might have for repertoire smoothly and tailor the set list to your event. My package price for an engagement over 1 hour always includes a starting option of up to three songs of your choosing, but of course we can arrange more if you so wish!

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, absolutely! I bring my own instrument, music, music stand (if applicable), and any set up required for the event.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't included in my song list or if there is a special song outside of the 3 requests per hour you'd like me to learn I'm more than happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.
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Private event, Wedding, Virtual event, Wedding proposal, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Funeral / Memorial service
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