Clara Rose

Fiddle, voice

Clara Rose is one of Vancouver’s most distinguished young performers. Clara began composing for violin at age 10, drawing inspiration from her community and the vivid landscape of British Columbia. In live performances, she layers intricate, funky fiddle grooves and pensive melodies, with jazz, Celtic, Balkan, and Scandinavian folk heavily influencing her sound. Currently, Clara performs with Canadian bands Twisted Hazel, The Burying Ground, East Van Jug Band, cozy, and Surprise! Surprise! In addition to her musical pursuits, she also performs as a clown, fire spinner and acrobatic stilt dancer!

Clara has studied fiddle with Canadian greats such as Trent Freeman, Oliver Schroer, Daniel Lapp, Jaron Freeman-Fox and Anne Lindsay. In 2018, she was selected as one of 16 young string players to participate in the prestigious Acoustic Music Seminar in Savannah, Georgia, directed by Mike Marshall and Julian Lage. Exploring new ground while staying connected to classical, jazz and folk roots, Clara brings a flare of variety and youthful enthusiasm that is sure to inspire!

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    “The North Shore Celtic Ensemble features spectacular writing and playing … they have developed a captivating sound incorporating Celtic, French-Canadian, old-time and original tunes and songs … the result is youthful, exuberant and energetic as well as being remarkably engaging. Great stuff!”
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    - Tim Readman,
    Penguin Eggs Magazine