Clare Longendyke is a passionate soloist, collaborator, and chamber musician recognized for her colorful musicality and ability to interpret repertoires across the musical spectrum. She has performed solo and chamber music recitals in the Czech Republic, France, and the United States with members of the Talich Quartet and the New York City-based JACK Quartet. This year, Clare was the first place winner of the National Society of Arts & Letters Instrumental Competition and a prize-winner in the Indiana University Travel Grant Competition. She is co-founder of the clarinet and piano duo, CT:2, with Cincinnati-based clarinetist Andrea Vos-Rochefort, and of the Bloomington-based piano trio, Trio Fiore.
In 2013, Clare was a part of composer Christopher Cerrone’s Pulitzer-prize nominated opera production Invisible Cities. That same year, she was featured in a solo concert as part of the Fazioli Piano Series in Los Angeles, as well as in performances on Performance Today’s Young Artist in Residence Program. Clare Longendyke made her orchestral debut in 2012 performing Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with the IU Concert Orchestra and conductor Scott Sandmeier as the winner of the 2012 Indiana University Piano Concerto Competition.
Clare is especially recognized for her performances of new music. She spent two years performing with the Indiana University New Music Ensemble and has been a Collaborative Piano Fellow at the New Music on the Point Festival in Vermont since 2013. During the summer of 2015, she was a member of the Norfolk Contemporary Ensemble at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival in Connecticut. She has worked with and performed the music of acclaimed American composers such as Frederic Rzewski, Joseph Schwantner, Missy Mazzoli, and Joan Tower. In May 2015, Clare collaborated with Los Angeles saxophonist, Andrew Harrison, to record a CD of entirely new works for saxophone and piano. The album, entitled "In the City," will be released in the winter of 2016.
Clare Longendyke has degrees from the Boston University College of Fine Arts (BM magna cum laude, 2009), École Normale de Musique in Paris, France, and the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music (MM, 2013, PD, 2015). She is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Music at Indiana University with Karen Shaw, where she teaches as an Associate Instructor of Piano.