Clare Monfredo is New York City-based cellist committed to chamber music and collaboration across the arts. Clare has performed extensively at home and abroad, including as a guest with Ensemble Intercontemporain on tour in Europe and as part of the Lucerne Festival, Kurt Weill Fest, Cello Akademie Rutesheim, International Sommerakademie Wien, and the Aldeburgh Festival. Her US festival experience includes summers at the Tanglewood Music Center, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, Piatigorsky International Cello Festival, and Chamber Music Northwest.
As a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center, Clare was the winner of the Karl Zeise Memorial Cello Award and worked closely with distinguished artists such as Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax. In 2016–17 she studied in Leipzig, Germany with Peter Bruns on a Fulbright Scholarship. Clare received her Master’s of Music degree from Rice University as a recipient of the three-year Graduate Artist Award granted to her by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. She also graduated with distinction from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts in English. Clare is currently the recipient of the five-year Graduate Fellowship as a DMA student at the CUNY Graduate Center and teaches at Hunter College. She is a member of the Victory Players new music ensemble based in Holyoke and the Brooklyn-based Sprechgesang artist collective.