Clare Gorton



Originally undertaking tertiary study in violin, Clare is a viola convert and string teacher based in Melbourne. Clare has a particular interest in the music of living composers, particularly in the style of post-minimalist contemporary classical music.

Clare completed her Bachelor of Music in Classical Performance at Monash University in violin. Currently Clare is completing her Honours in viola, with a focus on feminist musicology and the music of Rebecca Clarke in her thesis.

Clare has played with groups as diverse and varied as Melbourne Opera, the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic, the Australian International Opera Company, new music orchestra the Melbourne Metropolitan Sinfonietta, the Australasian Orchestra, Paper Flowers folk sextet with jazz vocalist Clancye Milne, the innovative Monash Art Ensemble, early music/baroque ensemble Progetto Corelli, La Fraternita di Solisti chamber orchestra, Forest Collective and Kammervolk Collective. Clare has played as part of the Stonnington Jazz Festival, the Folk Rhythm and Life Festival, Port Fairy Spring Music Festival, Melbourne Festival and the Melbourne International Jazz Festival. Her performance work has taken her to Italy to study chamber music through Monash University, two trips to China on opera tours with AIOC and the United States with a summer course at New York University.