Clara Saitkoulov, violin

French-Russian born violinist Clara Saitkoulov has emerged as one of the most expressive and compelling violinists of her generation. A student of Cho-Liang Lin at Rice University, Clara has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician in Europe, Russia, Australia and the United States. She has appeared at international festivals and has performed solo in prestigious venues such as the Munich Philharmonic, the Salle Gaveau and Philharmonie in Paris, and Carnegie Hall. Clara is the winner of the KF Wieniawski competition in New York, the Manhattan International Competition, the New York International Artists Association, the Eastern Music Festival Competition, the LMDC Records Competition (France) and the CIMES Competition for best sound recording (Slovenia).