Clare Monfredo is a New York City-based cellist committed to chamber music and collaboration across the arts. She has performed extensively at home and abroad, including as a guest with Ensemble Intercontemporain on tour in Europe and as part of the Lucerne Festival (Switzerland), Kurt Weill Fest (Germany), and Aldeburgh Festival (England). In the summer 2019 season Clare will be performing at Chamber Music Northwest in Portland (Oregon) and returning as a guest of the Lucerne Festival to play concerts in the KKL Luzern and on tour at the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie.
As a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center, Clare was the recipient of the Karl Zeise Memorial Cello Award and worked closely with artists such as Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax. In 2016-17 she studied in Leipzig, Germany with Peter Bruns on a Fulbright Scholarship. Clare received her Master’s of Music from Rice University as a student of Norman Fischer and recipient of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Graduate Artist Award. She also graduated with distinction from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts in English. Clare is currently the recipient of the five year Graduate Fellowship as a doctoral student at the CUNY Graduate Center and teaches at Hunter College.