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 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. An avid chamber musician, she has collaborated in performances across the United States and Europe. Claire has attended festivals such as Yellow Barn, Ravinia, Taos School of Music, IMS Prussia Cove masterclasses, and the Gstaad Menuhin Festival Academy where she has performed with Kim Kashkashian, Peter Frankl, 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. Upcoming highlights for next season include attendance at the Marlboro School of Music.
A native of Chicago, Ms. Bourg is currently pursuing an artist diploma from the Curtis Institute of Music studying with Pamela Frank and Arnold Steinhardt and received her bachelor’s degree from the New England Conservatory studying with Miriam Fried.