Clara Garde

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About Clara

Professional Violinist and Harpist based in London. Teaching, Concerts, Corporate events.

Born in a musical family, Clara spontaneously showed an interest for the violin, and quickly got noticed by the Soloist Marie-Annick Nicolas. She entered the prestigious Royal Academy of Music of London, to study with Lydia Mordkovitch and Remus Azoïtei, and obtained her Bachelor Degree with First class Honors, in 2017. Currently at the Royal College of Music studying with Maciej Rakowski for her Artist Diploma, Clara takes every opportunities to perform across London and France. She recently performed at the Versailles Palace for the Heritage Day, and as a soloist at the Ambronay Festival, as she is part of the Jaroussky Academy ‘ Young Talents ‘ promotion 2018-2019, giving her many occasions to perform in famous festivals in France. During her studies in London, she took part in various artistic activities: chamber music, festivals, summer academy, recordings, educational workshops, and performed in several masterclass with Maxim Vengerov, Vasko Vassilev and Olivier Charlier. She also performed in numerous orchestral projects in the first violin section, conducted by Semyon Bychkov, Trevor Pinnock, Edward Gardner, Sir Marc Elder, Bernard Haitink and Rafael Payare. On the other hand, she received the Second Prize at the North International Music Competition, and won the European Soloist Competition, which gave her the opportunity to perform as a Soloist with the Rousse Philharmonic Orchestra (Bulgaria) conducted by Lóránt Bozsodi. Furthermore, Clara is also a private tutor, and prepares for ABRSM exams. She is very thankful to be a RCM Scholar, as well as being awarded from the Stephen Bell Charitable Trust in London, helping to support her studies. Clara is currently playing on a French Audinot violin, made by Bernardel in Paris, dated 1895.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party
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Other skills:
Perfect pitch, Instrumental teaching
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Song list

Classical repertoire :
' Chanson de Matin, Nimrod, Salut d'Amour ' by E.Elgar
Andante from the Sonata in A minor by J.S.Bach, BWV 1003
' Air on G string ' Arioso by J.S.Bach
' Ménétrier ' extract from the' Impressions d'enfance ' by G.Enesco
' Clair de Lune ' by C.Debussy
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba ' by Haendel
' Méditation from Thais ' by Massenet
' Eine Kleine Nacht Musik ' by W.A.Mozart
Pop repertoire :
' Tango ' - Albeniz
' Habanera ' from Carmen - Bizet
A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
All Of Me – John Legend
Earned It – The Weekend
Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars
Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding
Make You Feel My Love – Adele
Over And Over Again – Nathan Sykes and Ariana Grande Paradise – Coldplay
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
Photograph – Ed Sheeran
Please Don’t Say You Love Me – Gabrielle Aplin Rolling In The Deep – Adele
Skyfall – Adele
Somewhere Only We Know – Lily Allen
Stay With Me – Sam Smith
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Solo or duo

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

I always try my best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually set up about 30 minutes before the performance time.

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

My set list is crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests have an amazing time. However, I'm definitely happy to chat through and make sure I find what works for your event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, absolutely! I bring my own instrument and that's all I need.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If there is a special song you'd like me to learn, I'm happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Perfect timing, great musicality and enthusiastic feedback from the audience.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Most recent venues as a solo player : Royal Festival Hall, St Mary Abbots Church, Craxton Studios, Abbey Road Studios

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Patricia Kopatchinskaja

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

Soloist with the Orchestre de la Loge at ' La Seine Musicale ' in Paris, France


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)£40
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£320
Up to 3 hours£480
Personalised Music Message
Book me to create a unique music video for you to send to a friend as a gift. This could be a birthday message, first dance song for a wedding anniversary, or just your friend's favourite song to cheer them up.
3 hour package
Repertoire list / songs of your choice
Available services
Skype Consultation and 3 New Songs Learned


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Stephen D, 1 year ago

The 4tet’s playing throughout was, as I might have expected, of the highest quality but so were your communication skills when addressing a range of ages and experiences throughout the two days. Your repertoire was also exceptionally well thought out and your coaching requirements were taken to another level at NCYM after Paul Warburton (senior string coach) was taken ill and you were left suddenly “holding the baby”! Although we ensured you had qualified staff around you, there were no free string tutors. It was therefore obvious that you were now the string experts on the ground and your coaching of both of Paul’s string 4tets was extremely impressive at no notice at all. Thank you for ensuring the youngsters involved had an extremely worthwhile couple of hours in the absence of their normal teacher. As impressive was your feedback to me about how much you had relished the challenge and enjoyed the unexpected opportunity.

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Marie-Bénédicte C, 2 years ago

Thank you very much for playing in this wonderful venue, your playing was absolutely gorgeous and outstanding! The feedback I got from the audience was also very postitive and enthusiastic. I have to say the repertoire choice was very exotic, and fitted perfectly with your personality. Well done again.