Claire Chase

Claire Chase
Born1978 (age 38-39)
Leucadia, California
Associated actsInternational Contemporary Ensemble
Notable instruments


Claire Run after (given birth to 1978) can be an American flautist, arts business owner, and 2012 MacArthur Fellow located in Brooklyn, NY.

Early life and education

Chase was created in 1978 and was raised in Leucadia, California. She produced her single debut using the NORTH PARK Symphony at age group 14 in 1992.While attending Oberlin College, where she studied with Michel Debost, she received the Theodore Presser Foundation Award in 1999 which she utilized to commission rate new compositions for the flute. She received her B.M. from Oberlin in 2001.


After graduating from Oberlin, Run after founded the International Modern Outfit (ICE) in 2001, and continues to be its Professional/Artistic Director since.After winning first prize in the Concert Performers Guild competition in 2008, she produced her Carnegie Hall debut this year 2010 on the Weill Recital Hall.So far, Run after has premiered more than 100 fresh solo functions for the flute, incorporating extended methods and electro-acoustic elements. Her initial solo record, Aliento premiered in '09 2009 and was among PERIODS Chicago's Top 10 Classical Albums of 2009. Run after provides performed world-wide being a soloist and chamber musician in different locations including (Le) Poisson Rouge, Miller Theater, and Lincoln Middle for the Performing Arts in NEW YORK, the John F. Kennedy Middle for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C., the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico Town, and other locations throughout Europe.She began "Thickness 2036" in 2014, a 22-year task to commission a substantial body of songs for the flute, culminating in the one-hundredth anniversary of Edgard Varèse's "Thickness 21.5" of 1936. She actually is also focusing on Pan, a fresh 90-minute function for single flutist, live consumer electronics, and a big ensemble of players from the city in which it really is performed.Beginning in nov 2017 Chase continues to be appointed as Teacher from the Practice in the Music Department in Harvard University.


Thickness (2013, New Concentrate Recordings) Terrestre (2012, New Concentrate Recordings) Died in the Wool (2011, Samadhi Audio) Bright and Hollow Sky (2011, New Concentrate Recordings) Undersong (2011, Setting Information) Aliento (2009, New Concentrate Recordings) Enter Homes Of (2009, Tzadik Information) Complete Crumb Release, Vol. 12 (2008, Bridge Information)With John Zorn For the Torment of Saints, the Casting of Spells as well as the Evocation of Spirits (Tzadik, 2013) Fragmentations, Prayers and Interjections (Tzadik, 2014)


2017 Avery Fisher Reward 2012 MacArthur Fellowship 2010 Carlos Surinach Reward 2008 First Reward Concert Performers Guild Competition 2001 Initial Prize National Adolescent Designer Competition 1999 Theodore Presser Foundation Honor 1996 Presidential Scholar Honor from the Country wide Foundation for Advancement in the Arts 1995 Initial Prize California Adolescent Artists Competition