Clare Cooney – Violin

Clare is a passionate solo, chamber and orchestral violinist who currently studies at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. Having done a lot of teaching growing up with musical parents her love for teaching flourished. She believes very strongly in the importance of musical education and how it can positively affect all aspects of children’s lives. Beginning her studies on the Piano at 5 years old, she started her second instrument the violin at 8. Over the last 12 years of her violin career she has had many achievements to her name. Participating in Sydney Youth Orchestra, Australian Youth Orchestra, Icicle Creek Chamber Music Institute in America, Stradbroke Chamber Music Festival, Australian Festival of Chamber Music and many more. She is currently in the Camerata Queensland Chamber Orchestra’s Upbeat Program and is a Southern Cross Soloists Next Generation Artist.