Claire Marie Solomon
2018 Round Top Music FestivalCello
Indiana University (graduated 2017)
Claire Marie Solomon is an avid chamber and orchestral musician. She also has a passion for academic subjects, and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University in 2014 while studying the cello with Ole Akahoshi. After completing her undergraduate degree, Ms. Solomon attended the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, studying privately with Eric Kim and receiving chamber music instruction from the members of the Pacifica Quartet. Ms. Solomon won the Jacobs School’s 2017 Cello Concerto Competition, culminating in a performance of the Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No. 1 with the IU Philharmonic. Since graduating, she has formed a trio with flutist Carol Wincenc and harpist Nancy Allen. She recently toured the US with the Weimar Staatskapelle from Germany, performing major orchestral works in cities along the east coast under the baton of Kirill Karabits. Ms. Solomon has studied privately with David Krieger, Eric Bartlett, Richard Aaron, Alan Harris, Darrett Adkins, Andrew Schulman, and Wolfram Koessel, and has played in masterclasses for Carter Brey, Karen Dreyfuss, Lynn Harrell, and Ani Kavafian, among others.