9501 Central Avenue, Indianapolis, IN, 46240
Hailed a “superlative pianist” (Journal of the IAWM), Clare Longendyke is a passionate soloist and chamber musician recognized for her colorful musicality, technical fluency, and ability to interpret repertoires across the musical spectrum. Clare has performed across Europe and North America and has won 1st place prizes in national competitions in Minnesota, Indiana, Illinois, and Massachusetts. She made her orchestral debut in 2012 performing Bartók’s 3rd Piano Concerto with the Indiana University Concert Orchestra.
An active performer of new music, she has premiered over 75 new works since 2012. Clare co-founded the Uproar Duo, the Longendyke/Wollman Viola and Piano Duo, and she is the Artistic Director of Music in Bloom, a new performance festival dedicated to the music of our time. Through her solo and ensemble work, she has worked with and performed the music of living composers Joan Tower, Frederic Rzewski, Gabriela Lena Frank, Vivian Fung and Joseph Schwantner, and many others.
In 2017, Clare performed Chopin’s Piano Concerto in E minor with the Arlington Philharmonic Orchestra (Massachusetts). Upcoming engagements include solo recital tours in San Francisco and Boston, and performances of Joan Tower’s Piano Concerto with orchestras in Indiana and Iowa. Clare holds degrees from the Boston University College of Fine Arts, the École Normale de Musique in Paris, and the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She currently lives in Indianapolis.