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Claire Smith

Claire Smith (violin) received her MM in violin performance at The Boston Conservatory.  Her teachers have included  David Kim, Lynn Chang, Roy Lewis, Anna J. Choi,    Magdalena Richter and Ronan Lefkowitz. Currently she does baroque studies with Judson Griffin and modern studies with Joey Corpus.   Recent master classes include Julie Andrijeski, Cynthia Roberts, Marc Destrube, and Marilyn MacDonald at Amherst Early Music Festival and Oberlin’s Baroque Performance Institute.  She has performed with the Trinity Baroque Orchestra and Choir, Biber Baroque,  Vilas Baroque Ensemble, Siren Baroque, Big Apple Baroque  and the Vox Ama Deus ensemble in Philadelphia.     Claire is Concertmaster of the Astoria Symphony and Sinfonia Celestis, and plays with Greenwich Symphony, Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, Di Capo Opera Company,  Bronx Opera Company and the Orchestra of the Bronx.   Performances at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Radio City Music Hall, and at the Apollo Theater and on a Broadway show.  Recent performances with Sean “Puffy” Combs on “Saturday Night Live,” “David Letterman” and “The View”.  She is currently on the faculty at the Spence School, the Third Street Music School Settlement and at Bank Street College of Education.

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