Santa Clara University

Claudia Bloom 


Claudia Bloom began her studies in Berkeley with Anne Crowden. She earned her Bachelor of Music degree at the Manhattan School of Music as a full scholarship student under Raphael Bronstein and Ariana Bronne. Upon graduation, Ms. Bloom received the Karl Kraeuter Award for Outstanding achievement in Chamber Music. She completed her Master of Music degree as a teaching assistant at the Yale School of Music where she studied with Syoko Aki Erle. From 1982-1990 Ms. Bloom was a member of the Ciompi Quartet in residence at Duke University, as well as a full-time member of the faculty. From 1990 to 1992 she was co-concertmaster of the Zurich Symphony Orchestra in Switzerland. Ms. Bloom has performed as a member of the Bloom Duo and Trio with twin sister, Madeline Bloom (pianist) and brother, Jonathan (cello). Concert engagements as a member of the Bloom Duo have included performances in the United States, Canada, and Colombia, South America. Currently, Ms. Bloom plays principal second violin in Opera San Jose, performs regularly in chamber music and recitals and teaches privately in Palo Alto and at Santa Clara University.

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