“extravagant technique, broad stylistic range and penetrating musicality”

—The New York Times

“a virtuoso of amazing dexterity and sensitivity”

—Chicago Tribune

“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.
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“extravagant technique, broad stylistic range and penetrating musicality”

— The New York Times

“a virtuoso of amazing dexterity and sensitivity”

— Chicago Tribune

“dynamo flutist”

— Time Out New York

“indefatigable”

— Time Out Chicago

“astounding…fearsomely adept…one of the year’s Olympian feats…”

— MusicWeb International

“a rare combination of grace and guts”

—Wall Street Journal

“She’s a visionary, pure and simple.”

— Mikael Baryshnikov, The Wall Street Journal

“Claire Chase…got a hero’s welcome from a sold-out house.”

— Alex Ross

“as Ms. Chase fluttered, popped, swooped and sang, you felt that the instrument’s full potential had been achieved.”

— The New York Times

“Look out, world. Here comes a monster.”

— American Record Guide