CLARA FUHRMAN (violin) has been playing the violin since the age of five and is currently in-residency pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in violin performance and musicology with Fritz Gearhart at the University of Oregon. She is a member of the 1st violin section in the Eugene Symphony Orchestra, is Mr. Gearhart’s Teaching Assistant, and is on violin faculty of the UO Community Music Institute. Fuhrman holds a Master of Music degree in violin performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where she was a student of Ian Swensen, and a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Puget Sound, where she graduated magna cum laude with honors in the performance major, and received the university’s prestigious Roderick MacArthur Award for her undergraduate thesis. During her undergraduate career, Fuhrman won the university’s Concerto/Aria Competition with William Bolcom’s Violin Concerto and won the strings category of the Washington State MTNA Competition. She has also had the pleasure of studying with acclaimed musicians such as David Halen, Cornelia Heard, Naoko Tanaka, Carolyn Huebl, and Maria Sampen.
- Clara Fuhrman
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