Born in Paris in 1991, Clara studied the violin and chamber music with Diana Cazaban, Jean Lenert, Shifra Sluchin and Isabelle Lesage. In 2011, she moved to Brussels where she completed her Bachelor and Master degrees with Naaman Sluchin at the Royal Conservatory of Music. In the meantime, she also participated to masterclasses with Radu Blidar, Ami Flammer, Yuzuko Horigome, Claude Richard, and with the quartets Prazak, Ebène and Bela

Devoted to contemporary music, she had the opportunity to play with ensembles such as Linea, l’Itinéraire, Ictus, Oxalys, Hanatsu Miroir, Dodéka, Ensemble Hopper and to work with the following composers : Kaija Saariaho, Howard Moody, Klaus Lang, Fritz Hauser, Jürg Frey, Michael Grebil-Liberg, Pascale Jakubowski, Karim Haddad, Szymon Brzoska, Karl Naegelen, Michael Beil, Erika Vega.

Found of contemporary dance, she played the violin part in Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s “Sutra” (Ozasia Festival, Australia), music by Szymon Brzóska.

She has also done several collaborations with the choreographer Vera Tussing - supported by Kaaitheater, KAAP & In/Finity - and is currently working on a new creation with Jan Rohwedder (Rotterdam Presenta).

She also worked with Thierry Thieû Niang, and recently realized a sound installation  « Rum-erra-torium » with Heike Langsdorf.

Following her research on the relation between musical notation, sound and movement, she followed an Advanced Master in Contemporary Music and was a member of GAME (Ghent Advanced Master Ensemble), a joint initiative of Royal Conservatory Ghent and Ictus ensemble.

All of this doesn’t mean she is neglecting the Classical Repertoire, solo and chamber music, and often plays works by Biber, Bach, Brahms, Franck, Ysaye…

She regularly plays in Belgium and worldwide (OzAsia Festival - Adelaide, Théâtre de la Monnaie - Bruxelles, De Bijloke - Gand, Café-Oto - Londres, Opéra de Lille, Philharmonie du Luxembourg, Festival de Bayreuth, Xornadas de Musica Contemporanea - Santiago de Compostella)...


credit photo : Dimitri Djuric / visual Juliette Baufils & Thibaut Espiau