Claudia Ajmone-Marsan - Violin
"Claudia Ajmone-Marsan fitted seamlessly into her new place with Tim Horton"
Born of Italian and Danish parentage, Claudia is currently principal second violinist of Camerata Nordica, Sweden and a member of Ensemble 360. She served as co-principal second of the Philharmonia Orchestra in London under C. von Dohnanyi, and principal of the European Union Chamber Orchestra and the Kammerphilharmonie Amade, Germany. In addition, she is a regular guest with the Berlin Staatskapelle and with Ensemble Modern, Frankfurt.
Always active as a chamber musician, Claudia has collaborated, among others, with Antje Weithaas, Eduard Brunner, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Christoph Richter, Diemut Poppen, Vladimir Mendelssohn and Lawrence Power. She was a co-founder of the award-winning Quince Quartet with whom she performed all over Europe. She has featured live on BBC Radio 3 and on Israeli, Belgian and Swedish radio.
Claudia has played in festivals such as the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the Aspen Music Festival at Keshet Eilon in Israel, the International Musician's Seminar in Prussia Cove run by Steven Isserlis, Perth Festival in Australia, Wellington Festival in New Zealand, the Flanders Festival and the Santander Festival in Spain. In 2007 she co-founded the Alpen Chamber Music Festival in Austria.
As a soloist, Claudia has appeared with the Copenhagen Chamber Soloists, Oberlin Conservatory Chamber Orchestra, and Kammerphilharmonie Amadé. With the Cologne Chamber Orchestra she performed on tour throughout Europe in concert halls such as the Kölner Philharmonie, the Prinzregententheater in Munich, as well as the Théatre des Champs Elysées in Paris.
A graduate of the Yehudi Menuhin School in England, Claudia studied at the Manhattan School of Music with Sylvia Rosenberg and subsequently with Roland and Almita Vamos at the Oberlin Conservatory, Ohio, where she received her Bachelor of Music degree. In 2001 she completed her postgraduate studies with Prof. Mihaela Martin at the Hochschule für Musik Köln.