Praised for her “gorgeous tone and fine solo playing” (Nordjske), cellist Clara Abel has captivated audiences throughout the US and Europe on both modern and baroque instruments. She recently graduated from three degrees at The Juilliard School, where she specialized in both chamber music and historical performance, and was a proud recipient of the Kovner Fellowship.
Clara is a dedicated chamber musician noted for her flexibility, vivid stage presence and generous collaborative spirit. She has attended international music festivals such as Clasclas and Thy, and held quartet residencies at Kneisel Hall and Norfolk. She currently performs with the Tempest String Quartet.
Equally at home on modern and baroque instruments, Clara performs with leading early music ensembles such as Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Les Arts Florissants, Teatro Nuovo and Twelfth Night Ensemble. She has performed around the world as a member of Juilliard415 ensemble, and is the recipient of The English Concert in America Fellowship.
The 2021-22 season marked her Lincoln Center solo debut with Juilliard415 conducted by Masaaki Suzuki, as well as performances of CPE Bach's A Major Cello Concerto in Alice Tully Hall and the Boston Early Music Festival under Paul Agnew as winner of Juilliard's HP concerto competition. Additionally she was featured as a soloist in Elgar's Cello Concerto with the National Youth Orchestra of the USA under James Ross, in a collaboration leading up to their summer tour.
"Cellisten Clara Abel markerede sig med sin smukke tone og fine solospil” -Nordjyske
"Cellist Clara Abel distinguished herself with her gorgeous tone and fine solo playing" -Nordjyske