Clara GARDE

Born in a musical family...

Born in a musical family, Clara quickly showed an interest for the violin and the harp.

Passionated about
both instruments, she is now studying at The Royal Academy of Music in London, where she has several opportunities to perform.

Beside her musical studies, Clara is also a
fashion designer, and likes going to art exhibitions or concerts.

Violin

Talent and passion

Quickly noticed by the Soloist Marie-Annick Nicolas, she studied eight years with her.

During her progression, she had several opportunities and rewards, such as playing the mondial creation and first recording of "The Sonata for violin and piano" by Claude Duboscq, being awarded at the "Vatelot-Rampal Competition", and at the "Competition for young musicians" followed by a scholarship to carry on her musical studies.

She also had the chance to play as a soloist with the University Orchestra of Grenoble (France), and at the Festival d’Ordonnaz.

In 2010, she obtained her DEM ( Diploma of musical studies ) and moved to Paris in Bertrand Cervera’s class for two years of Perfectionnement-Concertiste.

In 2013, she moved to London and entered the prestigious Royal Academy of Music of London, to study with Lydia Mordkovitch, Richard Ireland and Remus Azoitei.

During her Bachelor, Clara has taken part to several orchestral projects and work with Semyon Bychkov, Trevor Pinnock, Edward Gardner, and The Manson Ensemble.

On the other hand, she was highly commended at the "Winifred Small Prize", and had a public masterclass with the prestigious soloist Maxim Vengerov.

Meanwhile, Clara has been involved in orchestra activities.
She is now a permanent member of The Arch Sinfonia (directed by Chloé Van Soeterstède), and plays regularly with The Little Orchestra (directed by Nicholas Little).

Now, her aim is to develop her musical skills and prepare some other competitions, in order to get more opportunities to play.

Subsequently, starting to teach and perform more in one of her future objectives.

Harp

Sound and spirit

Born in Grenoble, France, Clara comes from a musical family and took interest in music from an early age.

After she began the violin at the age of four Clara discovered the
harp at a concert when she was eleven and fell in love with the sound of this instrument. She decided to carry on both instruments.

Clara started the harp with
Claire Chové, and because she showed excellent skills for this instrument, entered the Conservatoire of Toulon, first with Elodie Adler, and later at the Conservatoire of Paris with Ghislaine Petit-Volta, where she had the chance to have a masterclass with Emmanuel Ceysson.

During her progression, Clara had been several times awarded at the "Vatelot- Rampal Competition", and then moved to London when she was seventeen to study the violin at the Royal Academy of Music with Lydia Mordkovitch and Remus Azoitei, and carry on studying harp as a second instrument with Catherine White.

After graduating in France in 2014, Clara won several rewards in the following years of her studies (Third Prize at the Camac Competition in London, Second Prize at The 7th International Concours de la harpe at Limoges, France ), but also had the opportunity to do Recitals across London (Proms at St Judes, Harp on Wight Festival).

Those recitals brought her a lot of things in her development, as she gained more experience in performing.
Now, Clara is still studying at the
Royal Academy in both instruments, and plans to take the ABRSM Diploma in harp in July 2016.

Beside, she is also doing chamber music duos with Tuba. She really looks forwards to play at some other recitals and discover new composers.

Clara GARDE at Proms at St-Judes

Proms at St-Judes

Clara GARDE at Isle of Wight Harp Festival

Harp on Wight

Clara GARDE at Proms at St-Judes

Proms at St-Judes

Clara GARDE at Proms at St-Judes

Proms at St-Judes

Clara GARDE at Proms at St-Judes

Proms at St-Judes

Clara GARDE at Proms at St-Judes

Proms at St-Judes

Clara GARDE at Proms at St-Judes

Proms at St-Judes

Clara GARDE at Proms at St-Judes

Harp on Wight

Last Concerts
Recitals
Masterclass
Recordings

Handel’s Alcina

Royal Academy Opera : Handel’s « Alcina »
Conductor: Iain Ledingham
Director: Olivia Fuchs

• 24th to 27th October 2016 : Round Chapel, London

Programme : Handel, « Alcina » Opera

Abbey Road Studio Recording

Abbey Road Studios Recording.

• 15th June 2016: Abbey Road Studios, London

Programme : Video game's orchestral music « Worlds Adrift »

Arch Simfonia London

Skaïla Kanga Harp Prize.

• 6th May 2016: Royal Academy of Music, London

Arch Sinfonia London

Concert with the Arch Sinfonia.

• 22th April 2016: St Paul Church, Hammersmith, London

Programme : Mendelssohn, Midsummer night’s dream overture - Tchaikovsky, Romeo and Juliet overture - V. Williams, Serenade for Music with orchestra and choir.

Menuhin Competition

Royal Academy Symphony Orchestra for the Senior Final Menuhin Competition.

• 18th April 2016: Royal Festival Hall, London - Conductor Christopher Warren-Green

Programme : Mendelssohn, Violin concerto, Dvorak, violin concerto, Prokofief, violin concerto

Arch Sinfonia in Chapelle des Invalides, Paris

Concert with the Arch Sinfonia

• 5th March 2016: St Philip’s Church, Earl’s Court Road, London

Programme : Beethoven, Egmond Ouverture - Mozart, Oboe Concerto in C Major - Beethoven Symphony n.7 in A Major

• 10th March 2016: Chapelle des Invalides, Paris

Programme : Beethoven, Egmond Ouverture - Mozart, Oboe Concerto in C Major - Beethoven Symphony n.7 in A Major

Little Orchestra

Little Orchestra Concert.

5th February 2016: Hackney Town Hall, London

Programme: Elgar: Serenade for Strings, Finzi: Romance for strings, Wagner: Siegfried Idyll

BBC StudiosRecording

BBC Studios Recording.

5th February 2016: Royal Academy of Music, London

Programme : « Toreador » arranged version from Carmen by Bizet.

Maxim Vengerov Public Masterclass

Public masterclass with Maxim Vengerov.

3rd February 2016: Royal Academy of Music, London

Programme : Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso by Camille Saint-Saens.

Semyon Bychkov

Semyon Bychkov conducts the Royal Academy Symphony Orchestra.

15th January 2016: Royal Academy of Music, London

Programme: Tchaikovsky: Fransceca di Rimini - Richard Strauss, Don Juan.

London Sinfonietta

Manson Ensemble Side by Side
with London Sinfonietta.

5th December 2015: Royal Academy of Music, London

Programme: Hymnen by Stockhausen.

Little Orchestra

Little Orchestra Concert.

20th November 2015: Oval Space, London

Programme: Mozart, Piano Concerton°20 - Beethoven,Symphony n°1

Trevor Pinnock Chamber Orchestra

Chamber Orchestra with Trevor Pinnock.

13th November 2015: Royal Academy of Music, London

Programme: Beethoven, excerpts from the "The Creatures of Prometheus" - Haydn, Symphony n.52 in C minor

Gooden.Semble Concert

Gooden.Semble Concert Session,
conducted by Ray Chan and Michael Poll.

22nd October 2015: Royal Academy of Music, London

Programme : Beethoven, Piano Concerto n.2 - Dvorak, Symphony n.4, - David Grahamm, Embiosis

Edward Gardner

Edward Gardner Conducts the Royal Academy Symphony Orchestra.

16th October 2015: Royal Academy of Music, London

Programme : Elgar, Symphony n.2

- 7th October 2015: Harp Recital on the Isle Of Wight.

Programme : Étude de Concert by Félix Godefroid ; Féerie by Marcel Tournier ; Le Minotaure by Hélène Breschand.

- 4th October 2015: Arch Sinfonia Concert, conducted by Chloé Van Soeterstède.

Programme : Smetana, Die Moldau / VltavasHaydn, cello concerto n.2 in D MajorBeethoven Symphony n.3 'Eroica'

- 16th September 2015: ALEPH Orchestra with German Clavijo (violist at the London Symphony Orchestra) conducting

Egmont Overture by BeethovenStravinsky « Soldier’s Tale «

- 3 June 2015: Gooden.Semble String Consort, conducted by Ray Chan and Michael Poll.

Programme : Mozart, Divertimento in D Major, K.136 ; Sibelius, Impromptu for string orchestra ; Vivaldi, « Winter « from the Four Seasons ; Piazolla, « Winter « from the Four Seasons ; Barber, Adagio for strings Op.11.

- 23 May 2015: Arch Sinfonia Concert, conducted by Chloé Van Soeterstède.

Programme : J. Palomo, Nocturnos de Andalucia (for guitar and chamber orchestra) UK PremiereJ. Haydn, Symphony No 88 in G Major

- 13 May 2015: Delius Prize Participation.

Programme : Delius Sonata n.3 ; Vocalise by Rachmaninoff.

- 3 May 2015: Third Prize at the Camac Harp Competition.

First round :Programme : « Concert Etude « by Felix Godefroid; « Alwa « by Esteban Benzecry.
Final :Programme : « Feerie « by Marcel Tournier ; « Minotaure « by Hélène Breschand.

-1 May 2015: Symphony orchestra with Semyon Bychkov, Lunchtime Concert at RAM

Programme : Manfred by Tchaikovsky

31st March 2015: Arch Sinfonia Concert at The Dorchester Hotel.

Programme : Dvorak, Sympony n°8 in G major op.88

- 27 Février 2015: Symphony Orchestra with Edward Gardner, Lunchtime Concert at RAM

Programme: - Rachmaninoff Symphony n.2 in E minor, op.27

- 20 Février 2015: A Little Treat by The Little Orchestra - Hackney Town Hall, London

Programme :- W.A.Mozart - Serenade for Strings in G Major, K.525 « Eine Kleine Nachtmusik « 1st movement- Carl Nielsen - Suite for string and orchestra, op.1 - 1st movement prelude- J.S. Bach - Concerto for two violins, Strings and continuo in D minor, BWV 1043- Samuel Barber - Adagio for strings, op.11 - Dag Wiren - Serenade for string orchestra, op. 11

- 15 Février 2015 :Highly Commended at The Winifred Small Violin Competition.

Programme : - Caprice by Paganini n.1 and n.24- Passacaglia by Biber.

- 16 Janvier 2015 - Symphony Orchestra with Manuel Lopez-Gomez, Lunchtime Concert at RAM

Programme :- Ravel - Daphnis et Chloé- Prokovief - Piano Concerto n.2

- 21 November 2014 - Royal Academy Opera with Peter Robinson, RAM Sir Jack Lyons Theatre

Programme :- Puccini - Suor Angelica- Puccini - Gianni Schicchi

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