Clare Duckworth

Clare is Sub-Principal First Violin in the London Symphony Orchestra, having previously held positions with the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the London Philharmonic (Co-Principal Second Violin) and the Royal Philharmonic (Principal First Violin).

Her lifelong passion for orchestral playing can be traced back to the EUYO’s rehearsal director, Peter Stark, who conducted and coached her in the UK’s National Children’s and National Youth Orchestras from the age of eight to eighteen.

Clare studied at London’s Royal Academy of Music and played with EUYO from 2000–2003, leading the orchestra for two years. She coaches orchestral playing at London’s Guildhall School, Royal College of Music & Royal Academy of Music and the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.