Claudia Ajmone-Marsan1st Violin
Member since 2013
Claudia Ajmone-Marsan, Violin
What led you to become a musician?
Coming from a musical family, I was surrounded by music throughout my childhood. I went to my first opera, The Magic Flute, when I had just turned four and was completely enthralled by it; so much so that I went to see La Traviata a few days later. A year after that, I started the violin.
From a very young age I loved enacting scenes from certain operas with my siblings and later on took part in all the school plays. I often thought to myself that I would love to be an actress had I not become a violinist. Going to the theatre when I am at home in London is one of my passions.
What profession, other than your own, would you like to attempt?
In the last 20 years or so, I have developed an increasing interest in psychology. I am endlessly fascinated by how the human mind works and why we are the way we are. Studying it alongside being a musician is something I have contemplated for a while.
What is special about playing in CAMERATA BERN?
What makes playing in CAMERATA BERN so special for me is collaborating with such wonderful people as well as musicians. I have some very strong and deep bonds with the other members and coupling that with making music together at such a high level is incredibly invigorating. Each project is so varied, original, challenging and inspiring. After every project I travel back to London on a high having to pinch myself in order to be sure that it wasn't just a dream.
About Claudia Ajmone-Marsan
Claudia Ajmone-Marsan is a member of Ensemble 360 who perform chamber music all over the UK and feature regularly on BBC radio. Always active as a chamber musician, Claudia has taken part in international festivals and has played regularly in orchestras such as the Staatskapelle Berlin, the Royal Danish Orchestra and the Philharmonia in London. Claudia has recorded a CD with pianist Tanya Bannister, which was selected on ArtsBeat as the «Pick of the Week» by the New York Times. As a founding faculty member of AlpenKammerMusik in Austria, she has coached and played alongside both amateur and pre-professional musicians.
Claudia studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School, Manhattan School of Music and Oberlin Conservatory where she received her Bachelor of Music degree. In 2001 she completed her postgraduate studies at the Hochschule für Musik Köln.