Claire Bourg, from Chicago, entered the Curtis Institute of Music in 2017 and studies violin with Pamela Frank and Arnold Steinhardt. All students at Curtis receive merit-based, full-tuition scholarships, and Ms. Bourg is the Bernard M. Guth Fellow.
Ms. Bourg has been a featured soloist with several orchestras performing in such venues as Orchestra Hall and the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, both in Chicago. As the winner of the New England Conservatory's concerto competition, she recently debuted at Jordan Hall performing with the NEC Chamber Orchestra. She is a laureate of many competitions and has appeared on NPR's From the Top and Introductions on WFMT radio in Chicago.
An avid chamber musician, Ms. Bourg has collaborated in performances with Kim Kashkashian and Frans Helmerson, among others. She has attended the Ravinia Festival's Steans Music Institute, the Taos School of Music, and the Gstaad Menuhin Festival Academy. She is a founding member of Eureka, a Boston-based chamber orchestra centered on community outreach and introducing new audiences to classical music in non-traditional settings.
Ms. Bourg holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the New England Conservatory, where she was a student of Miriam Fried. She has participated in master classes with the Takacs Quartet, James Ehnes, and Vadim Gluzman and has received chamber music coaching from Paul Biss, Laurence Lesser, and Natasha Brofsky, among others. She has also participated in the IMS Prussia Cove master classes for two years under the tutelage of Gerhard Schulz. Ms. Bourg began violin lessons at age five.