Jenny Clare

Jenny is currently in her fourth year at the Royal Academy of Music
completing her undergraduate degree studying with Nick Miller. Born
in Suffolk, she began playing the violin aged 5 with her mother and
gradually fostered a love of chamber music through her experiences
on Pro Corda chamber music courses. There, she was coached by
various renowned chamber musicians including Rafael Todes, Andrew
Watkinson and Matthew Jones.

She currently is the second violinist in the Slate Quartet who have just
recorded their first EP: their interpretation of Brett Dean’s String
Quartet No.1 will be released in the coming months and they will be
the second string quartet ever to release the work. Other performances
have included playing at the Royal Festival Hall for the Philharmonia
Orchestra, lunchtime concerts in Felixstowe, Northampton and
Norfolk and a Spatial Sound demonstration in Dean Street, London. In
June, they will be holding a residency at the Ferrandou Atelier in
France and performing at the Petworth festival in Sussex.
Jenny has since played professionally with the English National Ballet
and the Nu Civilisation Orchestras and recently performed in a
masterclass with Jennifer Pike as part of the ESTA teaching
conference in Cardiff. She has also played for Veronika Eberle in a
masterclass at the Academy. Other solo recitals have included concerts
at Norwich Cathedral and Southwold Arts Festival.

She is playing on an early 18th Century Italian ‘Sorsano’ violin
generously loaned to her by the Royal Academy of Music.