Claire Chase is active as a soloist, collaborative artist, curator and arts entrepreneur. Over the past decade Claire has given the world premieres of more than 100 new works for solo flute, many of them tailor-made for her, and she has produced and curated more than 500 concerts of contemporary music. She founded the International Contemporary Ensemble in 2001 and has served as ICE's executive director since its inception. First Prize Winner of the 2008 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, Claire has given solo recitals recently at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, and throughout the US. Claire released her debut solo album in October 2009 on the New Focus Recordings label featuring world premieres by emerging composers, which was named one of the Top Ten Releases of the Year by TimeOut Chicago. Declared “indefatigable” by TimeOut New York and praised in the New York Times for her “extravagant technique, broad stylistic range and penetrating musicality,” Claire is rapidly emerging as one of the most innovative artists of her generation.
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