Claire Bourg

Claire Bourg
United States

VIOLIN 2023 

Violin 2023

Competitors 2023

Violinist Claire Bourg has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician in many of the world’s leading venues, such as Carnegie Hall and Chicago’s Orchestra Hall. Most recently, she was a soloist with the Camerata Bern in Hannover, as part of the Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition.

Ms. Bourg 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 in Philadelphia.

A passionate chamber musician, Claire has participated in festivals such as Marlboro, Caramoor, Yellow Barn, and Gstaad Festival Academy, among othersClaire Bourg has worked with living composers Augusta Read Thomas, Jörg Widmann, David Ludwig, and Steven Mackey, among many others.A native of Chicago, Claire Bourg holds an Artist Diploma from the Curtis Institute of Music, and a Bachelor’s degree from the New England Conservatory. She is currently a student of Joseph Lin at the Juilliard School, where she holds the prestigious Kovner Fellowship.

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.




Principal teachers

  • Joseph Lin, Juilliard 
  • Pamela Frank, Curtis 
  • Arnold Steinhardt, Curtis 
  • Miriam Fried, New England Conservatory  

Major Competitions

  • Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition 2021, semifinalist 
  • Barbash J.S. Bach Competition 2020, 2nd prize 




JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Violin Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003
I. Grave
II. Fugue

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Violin Sonata in A major, K. 526
I. Molto Allegro 

MAURICE RAVEL Rhapsody for Violin and Piano, M. 76: Tzigane 



Pianist: Jinhee Park


Claire Bourg is generously sponsored by Denyse Chicoyne and Serge Gouin.

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