Clare Longendyke is a passionate soloist and chamber musician recognized for her colorful musicality, technical fluency, and ability to interpret repertoires across the musical spectrum. Clare has performed solo and chamber music recitals across Europe and North America and has won 1st place prizes in competitions in Minnesota, Indiana, Illinois, and Massachusetts. She made her orchestral debut in 2012 performing Bartók’s 3rd Piano Concerto with the Indiana University Concert Orchestra.
Clare has been a featured soloist in the Fazioli Piano Series (Los Angeles) and the Silvermine Artist Series (Connecticut), as well as in performances on American Public Media’s Performance Today. An active performer of new music, she has premiered of over 50 new works since 2012. Clare is a founding member of the CT:2 Clarinet and Piano Duo, the Uproar Duo, the Longendyke/Wollman Viola and Piano Duo, and she is the pianist and Administrative Director of Calliope’s Call, a Boston-based art song performance group. Through her solo and ensemble work, she has worked with and performed the music of living composers Joan Tower, Frederic Rzewski, Tom Cipullo, and Joseph Schwantner, among others.
In 2017, Clare performed Chopin’s Piano Concerto in E minor with the Arlington Philharmonic Orchestra (Massachusetts) and Orlando Cela, conductor. Upcoming engagements include solo recitals in San Francisco, Toronto, and New York City, and performances of Joan Tower’s Piano Concerto with orchestras in Indiana and Iowa. Clare holds degrees from the Boston University College of Fine Arts, the École Normale de Musique in Paris, France, and the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She currently lives in Bloomington, Indiana, where she is pursuing a Doctorate of Music at Indiana University. Clare is Lecturer of Music in Piano at Franklin College.