CLARE O'CONNELL photo by Dominic Shovelton

CLARE O'CONNELL photo by Dominic Shovelton

A founder member of CHROMA, Clare has been able to pursue her love of chamber music for the past twenty years thanks to the inspiration, trust and amazing musicianship of her fellow CHROMA members. 

She also works with The Storytellers Ensemble, The Harborough Collective, Lontano, Aurora, Marais Ensemble and Propellor Ensemble, but is most devoted to CHROMA, for whom she also curates. 

She set up and curates CHROMA’s series of chamber music concerts in Berkhamsted, experimenting with varying instrumental line-ups, and interweaving music poetry and storytelling to add another dimension to the concert going experience. She has commissioned new works from Leonardo Margutti and Luke Bedford as well as a piece of music and words from Patrick Sherwen and Dominic Shovelton and she illustrates all the publicity and marketing for these events. 

She has programmed and produced CHROMA’s first own label album ‘Folk Tales’ which she conceived and recorded with CHROMA artists David Le Page and Ian Watson. 

She lives half way up a steep hill in Berkhamsted with her family and is becoming increasingly obsessed with yoga..