A violinist since age five, Clara Fuhrman is currently pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in violin performance with Fritz Gearhart at the University of Oregon. She is a member of the 1st violin section in the Eugene Symphony, and is on the violin faculty for the UO Community Music Institute. Ms. 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. Clara has had the pleasure of performing as a soloist with the Puget Sound Symphony Orchestra in Tacoma, WA, and the Montecito Festival Orchestra in Thousand Oaks, CA. Clara has attended many music festivals across the country, including the Aspen Music Festival (2018, 2015), Brevard Music Festival (2013), and the Montecito International Music Festival (2014). Clara has also had the pleasure of studying and collaborating with acclaimed musicians such as Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, David Halen, Cornelia Heard, Naoko Tanaka, Carolyn Huebl, and Maria Sampen.