Claire is a Hobart-based composer, currently studying composition with Dr Maria Grenfell at the University of Tasmania Conservatorium of Music. Her musical style is informed by her love of nature; characterised by polyphonic melodic lines, driving rhythms and musical imagery.

Claire’s portfolio of commissions and notable achievements inlcudes:

  • Current recipient of the DJ Motors Music Scholarship at the University of Tasmania

  • “Lithium” (2019) for large mixed ensemble (2(1, picc)111 - 212(1, b.tbn)1 - 0T + 1per (vibraphone, bass drum, suspended cymbal, egg shaker) commissioned by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and DRILL for DRILL’s 2019 major season, NEON

  • Flinders Quartet Composer Development Program 2018: “Transient Rush” for string quartet

  • Website theme music for children’s book series Dunstan and Theodore by Tasmanian author Sharon J.Yaxely: “Friendship Theme” and “Adventure Theme” for flute, violin and piano

  • Junior Trumpet Test Piece for the 2017 Yamaha Australian National Band Championships: “Life: a round and about journey” for solo trumpet and piano accompaniment

  • TSO Composer Project 2016: “Piguenit: a Mountain Story” for violin, trombone and double bass

  • Launceston College Edward Wesley Memorial Prize for Music and Mary Woolhouse Music Award in 2016

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