photo Karine Simone

photo Karine Simone

Claire Brazeau


Oboist and English horn player Claire Brazeau joined the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra in January 2014.  Last season, Claire performed in chamber music series including those of the Hear Now festival and Da Camera Society in addition to being featured in concerts with members of Le Train Bleu at Bravo! Vail Music Festival.  In 2013, Claire participated in the Lucerne Festival Academy in Switzerland, an intensive three-week long festival devoted to the performance of contemporary music led by Pierre Boulez and Ensemble Intercontemporain.  During the 2012-13 season, she served as principal oboe in Victor Ullmann’s opera Der Kaiser Von Atlantis in New York City with Le Train Bleu, in collaboration with Opera Moderne.

During the 2011-12 season, Claire served as a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome. During her residency in Rome, her engagements included a self-curated concert sponsored by the US Embassy and Roma Tre University, a solo concert for the Pontifical Academy of Science’s Stem Cell Research Conference at the historic Villa Aurora and the collaboration and premiere of Rome Prize-winning composer Sean Friar’s Etudes for English Horn and Piano.

Claire has performed with the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra; Santa Barbara, Pasadena and Los Angeles Jewish symphonies; Long Beach Opera; Los Angeles Bach Festival; American Youth Orchestra and was the principal oboe of the Young Musicians Federation Debut Symphony in 2010-11. She has been a guest artist with orchestras and ensembles including American Symphony Orchestra, Da Capo Chamber Players, Berkshire Bach Society and Commonwealth Opera Company.  In 2010, Claire graduated from Bard College and Conservatory in New York where she earned BAs in East-Asian Studies and Piano Performance, and a BM in Oboe Performance. She graduated from The Colburn School with an Artist Diploma in May 2014, where she was a student of Allan Vogel.