C L A R E E L T O N
Clare Elton is a composer, collaborator and music teacher working in London.
She began this journey studying for her undergraduate degree at Royal Holloway, graduating with a first-class honours in 2014. After this, Clare began a Masters in composition at Guildhall School (2018, Distinction), followed by a Fellowship until 2019. Her music has been heard on BBC Radio 3, performed by ensembles including the London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, EXAUDI, Plus-Minus Ensemble, and Psappha, and at venues including the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Wigmore Hall, Union Chapel, Hallé St Peter’s, LSO St. Luke’s and at the Cheltenham Festival and Leeds Lieder Festival. With a particular love of collaboration, further notable projects include working with writers on a chamber opera performed at the Asylum Chapel, a site-specific opera performed at the London Transport Museum, and collaborations with choreographers at The Place and Laban Theatre. In 2019, Clare was on the LPO Young Composers Programme, and she was commissioned by the Barbican to compose a walking tour opera performed at the Sound Unbound Festival. She was also selected for Phase I and II of the LSO Soundhub scheme, with performances in 2021. Last year, Clare setup Intertwined Cross-Arts Collective along with Heather Ryall, with the intention of creating collaborative projects that bring people together from a variety of disciplines and communities to create, share and explore. They received funding for a music and dance piece filmed in a local forest and this has been selected to be showcased in a Swedish film festival Scenkonst Sörmland in 2022. Furthermore, a key part of Clare's professional work involves music teaching, outreach and workshop leading, and pastoral support work. Clare also plays the trumpet for her local Church and the welsh band Thallo, heard on BBC Radio 1 and Radio Wales.