Violinist Claire Bourg has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician in many of the world’s
leading venues, such as Carnegie Hall, Chicago’s Orchestra Hall, Kimmel Center, and Jordan
Hall. Most recently, she was a soloist with the Camerata Bern in Hannover, as part of the
Joachim International Violin Competition. Ms. Bourg was granted the 2021 Luminarts
Fellowship, awarded second prize at the 2020 Barbash J.S. Bach Competition, and winner of the
New England Conservatory Competition. She performs regularly with Jupiter Symphony
Chamber Players, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Music for Food, Chameleon Arts Ensemble,
Curtis on Tour and currently serves as concertmaster of Symphony in C. A passionate chamber
musician, Claire has attended festivals such as Marlboro, Yellow Barn, Ravinia, Taos, among
others. A native of Chicago, Ms. Bourg’s primary teachers have been Miriam Fried, Pamela
Frank, Arnold Steinhardt, and Joseph Lin at the New England Conservatory, Curtis Institute of
Music and the Juilliard School, where she held a Kovner Fellowship. She is now pursuing her
Doctorate at the CUNY Graduate Center with Mark Steinberg. Claire currently performs on a
violin by Zosimo Bergonzi of Cremona, c. 1770 on generous loan through Guarneri Hall NFP
and Darnton & Hersh Fine Violins, Chicago.