Antony Claire

Department of Music

Instrumental Tutor (Piano)

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Antony Claire
Department of Music
Jessop Building
Leavygreave Rd
Sheffield
S3 7RD
Profile

Antony Clare is a teacher, performer and composer who was born and lives in Nottingham, UK. He read music at York University and has subsequently combined piano and clarinet teaching with a range of performing activities, including solo recitals in Nottingham and London. He also works as an accompanist for recitals and exams on a regular basis.


More recently he has focused on contemporary chamber music repertoire. He is one half of the duo SCAW (with Sarah Watts, bass clarinet/contra-bass clarinet), who have given many concerts and world premiere performances throughout the UK and abroad. SCAW released their debut CD on the
Clarinet Classics label in December 2008. Their second CD of contemporary British music was released in Spring 2013 on the Cuillin Sound label.

Outside of contemporary music, he particularly enjoys performing 20th century English song repertoire and playing chamber music for piano and wind as pianist with the Hough Ensemble. Antony is also involved in promoting the activities of CoMA (Contemporary Music-making for All). He has a deep commitment towards widening the available opportunities for non-professional musicians to compose and perform good quality contemporary music.


As a composer, Antony has (amongst other things) many crazy pieces for one or more bass clarinets to his name. His music has been performed in
the UK, Europe and the USA.