“extravagant technique, broad stylistic range and penetrating musicality”
”—The New York Times
“a virtuoso of amazing dexterity and sensitivity”
“the young star of the modern flute”
—The New Yorker
Flutist Claire Chase, a 2012 MacArthur Fellow, is a soloist, collaborative artist, and cultural activist. Over the past decade she has given the world premieres of over 100 new works for flute. Described as a “spectacular flutist” by The New Yorker and a “virtuoso of amazing dexterity and sensitivity” by the Chicago Tribune, Chase has performed as a soloist throughout the US, Europe, Latin America and Asia, released three critically acclaimed solo albums, Aliento (2010), Terrestre (2012) and Density (2013). Highlights of the current season include solo performances at the Guangzhou Triennial (Guangzhou, China), Museu Pinacoteca (São Paolo, Brazil), and debuts in Berlin, Salzburg, Vienna, Paris, Tokyo and London. Chase founded the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) in 2001 and serves as the organization’s Artistic Director and CEO in addition to playing over fifty concerts a year as an ensemble member. She lives in Brooklyn.