Musical Director: Clara Rundell
Clara recently graduated from the University of Manchester where she received a first-class bachelor’s degree in Music. She is now pursuing a career as a freelance musician based in Manchester. Clara is passionate about many different forms of music making and spends her time teaching, conducting and performing. At the University of Manchester, Clara studied conducting with Robert Guy and was selected for the prestigious conducting training programme. Through this programme Clara conducted a number of ensembles including Ad Solem Chamber Choir, the Cosmo Singers, the University of Manchester Chorus and the University of Manchester Symphony Orchestra. Clara was recently appointed as the new music director for Hallam Choral Society and also conducts Knutsford Youth Orchestra. At the University of Manchester Clara also studied the cello with Jennifer Langridge and was principal cellist of Stockport Youth Orchestra, Hallé Youth Orchestra and the University of Manchester Symphony Orchestra. Clara still performs regularly with the Eskandari String Quartet and a number of ensembles in and around Manchester. Clara has a huge love for singing and recently performed with the BBC Proms Youth Choir at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the 2019 BBC Proms series. Clara is also passionate about music education and teaches the cello and piano at the Music Place in Altrincham as well as having private students.