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Internationally touring concert violinist from UK/US/CAN

American-British-Canadian violinist Claire Edwards is the winner of numerous international competitions and awards, and has participated in music festivals and masterclasses worldwide. Claire completed her postgraduate studies this summer at the Royal College of Music in London, as an International Huawei Scholar supported by the George Stennett Award. She is a member of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester for their concert season in Vienna, the Salzburger Festspiele, and Bolzano Festival Bozen in Italy, the Bath Festival Orchestra based in London, and also currently is touring with international management from Paris and the UK, performing in Lake Como, Monaco, Portugal, Côte d’Azur, and New York. Latest engagements include performances alongside Lady Gaga in Villa Olmo, Lake Como, at Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, and at London Fashion Week 2023. Upcoming tours include concerts in Portugal, Barbados, and Villa d'Este in Lake Como. Claire’s professors have included Pavel Vernikov, Lewis Kaplan, Boris Kuschnir, Jan Repko, Leonid Kerbel, Lutsia Ibragimova, Rufina Yefimova, and Mark Messenger. 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 with Pavel Vernikov, Lewis Kaplan, Alina Ibragimova, and Stanislav Pronin at the RCM, the Juilliard School, Wiener Meisterkurse, and Kronberg Academy. She has also participated in the BBC Symphony Orchestra Pathways Scheme, representing the RCM. 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, Niccola Benedetti, Rafael Payare, John Wilson, and Antonio Pappano, amongst others. She has performed with the Bath Festival Orchestra at the Bath Festival, recorded live by BBC, as well as the BFO London debut concert at Kings Place, the RCM Symphony Orchestra at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, and Abbey Road Studios in London. Claire’s current musical outreach includes ambassadorship for the Benedetti Foundation, in support of the Benedetti Sessions, as well as teaching and giving masterclasses privately in schools throughout the UK. Claire plays on a Giuseppe Baldantoni violin made in Ancona in 1836. PERFORMANCE TOURS 2022/2023 Villa Aldobrandini, Rome, Italy | May 2022 Grand Resort Lagonissi, 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 New York City | December 2022 Prague, Czech Republic | January 2023 Tel Aviv, Israel | January 2023 Braga, Portugal | March 2023 Villa d'Este, Lake Como | June 2023 Bridgetown, Barbados | June 2023

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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
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.


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.
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From customers:

David M
6 months 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!

Biljana R
6 months ago, for a Corporate event in Route de Maussane
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5 out of 5

Claire was perfect at our launch party evening. She performed Bach and Vivaldi Four Seasons to start, then took requests from guests for jazz and classic covers. Avec tous mes remerciements! xx