Clare Marion – Collaborative Pianist
Clare Marion is established internationally as a steadfast sensitive collaborative artist. She appreciates diverse global relationships, including a four-hand duo with Valery Lloyd-Watts, chamber music within Kingston Symphony and Dan School of Drama and Music at Queen’s University, and collaborations with numerous choirs, music theatre groups and opera companies.
Clare studied and collaborated in the UK with Bath International Music Festival, Bristol Opera Company and Peter Gabriel. Now based in Kingston, Canada, she has enjoyed partnerships with Thousand Islands Playhouse, Westben Arts Festival, and currently with Cantabile Choirs, Dan School of Drama and Music, Kingston Chamber Choir, Kingston Choral Society, Queen’s Community Music, and Kingston Symphony.
Equally at home with instrumental and vocal repertoire, Clare has appeared with Canadian Operatic Arts Academy (London, ON), Tapestry Opera (Toronto, ON), Instrumental Collaborative Piano Festival (Pittsburgh, PA) and World Trumpet Society (Kingston, ON). Embracing solo and concerto opportunities at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, and with Keele Philharmonic, Bath Philharmonia, Quinte Symphony and Orchestra Kingston, she also fosters specialization in early music and keyboard instruments.
Clare balances her pianistic career with an active teaching studio, artistic administration at Dan School of Drama and Music and the Ballytobin Foundation, and a robust family life in Ontario.