Clara took up the trumpet aged 7 and moved to St Mary’s Music School as a chorister when she was 9. During her time there she went on tour, recorded CDs and became head chorister in her final year. At 14 she gained a place as an instrumentalist at the school. Alongside her studies she took part in the school orchestra, chamber groups and brass ensemble, won a number of prizes and became Head Girl.
Not only has Clara achieved an extremely high level of technical and expressive competence, she has also been an active leader of numerous projects. She takes great joy in sharing music with the community, and has developed work with special needs groups as well as forming links with writers, poets, artists and fellow musicians.
Clara has performed at the Edinburgh International Book festival and with The New Theatre Company on the Isle of Man.
As well as being an outstanding trumpet player, Clara is also a fine harpist, singer, and gifted actress. She has earned the distinction of being the first person ever to be accepted as a joint 1st study trumpeter and classical harpist at one of the world's leading music colleges, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
How the Award Helped
Clara’s Award will support her in her studies at the Guildhall School, where she intends to develop the skills to accomplish her dreams as a musician as well as sharing her passion for music with others.