Claire Thaler

Claire Thaler, violin (Tallahassee, FL), is currently pursuing her B.M. at the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University under Dr. Carolyn Huebl. She was previously a member of the Philharmonia Orchestra at Florida State University, where she studied with Corinne Stillwell. Claire has participated in the Castleman Quartet Program, Madeline Island Chamber Music, the Bowdoin International Music Festival, and LyricaFest. She has performed in masterclasses for Laurie Smukler, Almita and Roland Vamos, Rachel Barton Pine, and the Carpe Diem String Quartet. She performed with the FMEA All-State Orchestras for five consecutive years, and was invited to perform in side­by­side concerts with the New World Symphony in 2016 and 2017. She received first prize in the 2017 Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition. Claire was chosen as a recipient of an Education Grant from the Rachel Barton Pine Foundation, and was also awarded a Douglas C. Cox violin scholarship for his Opus 908 "Nachez" Strad model from 2016.