Claire graduated as a harpist from the Royal College of Music with First Class Honours in 2007 and in 2009 graduated as an M.A. scholar from the Royal Academy of Music. In 2007, Claire was appointed Official Harpist to His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, a role she held until 2011, making her the longest serving Royal harpist to date. During this appointment, Claire regularly performed for the Royal Family and their distinguished guests at the Royal Palaces. In April 2011 she performed for the newly married Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at their wedding reception in Buckingham Palace. In 2008, Claire made her concerto debut with the Philharmonia Orchestra, and since then has gone on to perform as a soloist with some of the world’s leading orchestras. Career highlights include concerto tour appearances with Sir James Galway; a guest appearance at the International Harp Festival in Rio de Janeiro; solo recitals in Wigmore Hall and Cadogan Hall, concert performances alongside Bryn Terfel , Alfie Boe, Elin Manahan Thomas and Claire Rutter; a duo recording with Julian Lloyd Webber and recordings with The National Youth Choir of Scotland.