Claire Stevens relocated to Ottawa in the summer of 2014 from London UK, where she was an active collaborative pianist working with a variety of instrumental and vocal partners. She was Principal Keyboard player of the Kantanti Ensemble, a chamber orchestra of young professional musicians, and was the mainstay of their pre-concert recital series, performing instrumental duos and chamber music in additional to orchestral, rehearsal pianist and continuo roles. Claire has also worked extensively with young choirs and in artistic development for the Banff Centre and Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme.
Her Ottawa appearances so far include performances with the Capital Chamber Choir and the Ottawa Recitalists, and accompanying massed choruses in preparation for NAC Orchestra Pops concerts. She also enjoys a regular collaboration with Sandra Graham’s vocal studio at the University of Ottawa.