"Total command of music and instrument with an excellent sense of style and character."
Maestro Lawrence Rapchak
Claire Bourg has been praised for being in “total command of music and instrument with an excellent sense of style and character” (Maestro Lawrence Rapchak). She has appeared as a soloist with several orchestras, performing in such venues as Hannover's NDR, Chicago’s Orchestra Hall, the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, and Jordan Hall in Boston. As a laureate of many competitions, Ms. Bourg has appeared on NPR and Chicago’s WFMT radio programs. Claire recently won the second prize at the Lillian and Maurice Barbash JS Bach Competition as well as the 2021 Luminarts Fellowship, and recently performed as a soloist with the Camerata Bern and the Kuss Quartet at the Joseph Joachim International Competition. An avid and passionate chamber musician, she has collaborated in performances across the United States and Europe. Claire has attended festivals such as Marlboro, Caramoor, Yellow Barn, Ravinia, Taos School of Music, IMS Prussia Cove masterclasses, and the Gstaadt Menuhin Festival Academy where she has performed with Kim Kashkashian, Peter Frankl, Peter Wiley, Jorg Widmann and Frans Helmerson, among others. She also performs regularly with the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players and Music for Food and has been a part of Curtis on Tour several times. Claire has collaborated with several preeminent composers, such as Bright Sheng and Augusta Read Thomas. She currently serves as the concertmaster of Symphony in C in Philadelphia. A native of Chicago, Ms. Bourg is currently studying at the Juilliard School with Joseph Lin and holds a Kovner Fellowship. She holds an artist diploma from the Curtis Institute of Music studying with Pamela Frank and Arnold Steinhardt, as well as a bachelor’s degree from the New England Conservatory studying with Miriam Fried.