Soprano Claire Adams intrigues and hypnotizes with her experimental performances, often blending her voice and her violin into truly unique soundscapes. Influenced by artists like Barbara Hannigan, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Claron McFadden and Juliet Fraser, Claire enjoys navigating the grey area between music and other performing arts, creating subversive experiences with a commitment to unexplored
sounds and genre-defying aesthetics.
The Spanish-Dutch soprano grew up in a musical family, surrounded by classical music, which inspired her to pursue her music studies at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Tilburg, the Netherlands. There, she followed a double major in classical singing and classical violin. However, an unexpected encounter with avant-garde music challenged her own perceptions and ignited an experimental spark within her, leading her to commit to the music of our time.
Since then, she has cultivated a truly distinctive presence within the contemporary classical music scene, performing as a soloist at prestigious international festivals such as November Music and De Link. Claire has had the privilege of premiering numerous compositions by renowned composers, including Aart Strootman, Ximo Tarín Micó, and Nicoline Soeter. She has also collaborated on many interdisciplinary projects with ensembles like Sounding Bodies, ION Collective, and Emphia (with whom she released the album Door het Wit).
In 2019, she was awarded the Jacques de Leeuw Prize for her work and artistic vision, and in 2020, she was selected as an emerging artist by Music Hub Brabant. In 2023 she released her first solo album Incoherence, making her music find its way into radio programs like Vrije Geluiden and Concertzender and being featured in articles within respected music publications like Ritmo Magazine. Claire is currently developing herself further following the Master in Contemporary Performance at Berklee Valencia.
Claire is an artist at the forefront of creation who continuously challenges conventions and offers alternative perspectives on the world around us. Seamlessly integrating her philosophical background into her projects, Claire explores our deepest existential questions through her music, striving to encourage more reflection in our fast-paced and ever-changing societies.