Claire Overbury is passionate about performing and her individual vibrant playing style captures the drama and emotion of the music. Claire studied music at Christ Church, Oxford, then went on to study for a Postgraduate Diploma in Performance at Trinity College of Music in London, achieving a distinction.
In 2008, Claire was invited to play with the British orchestral academy Southbank Sinfonia, working with orchestras such as the Royal Opera House and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Since then, Claire’s orchestral career includes performing with orchestras such as the Hallé, Britten Sinfonia and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, in venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, and the Royal Festival Hall. She has also performed at European venues such as Palau de la Musica Catalana in Barcelona, and at the Montreux Festival in Switzerland. She has worked with many distinguished conductors and soloists including Charles Dutoit, Martha Argerich and Freddy Kempf, and has performed in the BBC Proms, live on BBC Radio 3 and on Swiss television.
As a chamber musician, Claire is a founder member of the Métier Ensemble, encompassing trio and duo repertoire for piano, cello and flute. They have performed for many music societies across the UK, including St Luke’s Music Society, Haddington Concert Society and Linlithgow Arts Guild. Claire has a love of Latin American and Spanish music, which led her to form ‘Rouge’, a duo partnership with guitarist Elena Zucchini. They perform as headline classical artists on Cunard cruise liners, enjoying combining performing with visiting new and exciting places around the world.