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Claire Kohda Hazelton (Violin) Profile

Claire Kohda's Orchestral bookings include …

  • Orchestras: Chineke! Orchestra, Heritage Orchestra, Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra of London.
  • Chamber Orchestras: English Chamber Orchestra.

other items of interest …

  • Amadeus Orchestra
  • Firebird Orchestra
  • Guernsey Sinfonietta, Co-leader
  • The London Beethoven Project
  • London Contemporary Orchestra
  • Multi-Story Orchestra
  • Orchestra Vitae
  • Orion Orchestra
  • Orpheus Sinfonia
  • Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra of London
  • Women of the World Symphony Orchestra

Session, Extra/Dep work, and Non-Classical:

  • Owen Pallett at Abbey Road Studios
  • Aussie Floyd at Abbey Road Studios
  • To Kill A King, string quartet for album, Cannibals with Cutlery
  • William Neverest, solo violin for eponymous album, plus Greenman festival
  • Tom Swift (Artist), Margate LIMBO sessions
  • Jon Lord celebration at Royal Albert Hall, Deep Purple, Iron Maiden, Paul Weller
  • 'Rose Thorn Music' at Chelsea College of Art with cellist Jamie Cameron
  • 'Crying' with artist Rafal Zajko, Institute of Contemporary Art
  • 'Claire and Dean Play Tony and Dominic', site-specific live sound piece for Platform 7
  • Improvised live sound art at Turner Contemporary / duet with Conrad Shawcross sculpture

Claire Kohda Hazelton has a very varied career as a freelance violinist. She performs frequently with classical orchestras (including Chineke! Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra and Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra of London) and, also, with orchestras that are more experimental and that cross boundaries between classical music, art, film and pop music (such as Pete Tong and The Heritage Orchestra and London Contemporary Orchestra).

While Claire has a particular interest in contemporary and experimental music, she also is currently studying baroque violin under Ellen O'Dell. She has also collaborated with several contemporary artists in some more experimental settings (locations include the ICA, Chelsea Art School, Turner Contemporary), as both a violinist and a composer. She also enjoys session work and has worked with musicians including Owen Pallet, Aussie Floyd, William Neverest and To Kill a King.

Claire is also a writer, currently writing, amongst other things, on race, class and gender inclusivity in classical music.


Graduate studies

Royal Academy of Music under Joshua Fisher: 2009 - 2012 in conjuction with King's College London - Music (BMus) (violin)

Schools attended

Royal College of Music, London, (Junior): 2004 - 2009

Prizes and Awards

  • Awards for Young Musicians
  • BBC Fame Academy Bursary
  • The Drapers' Company Bursary


Chloe Hanslip, Joshua Fisher, Eri Konii, Alvin Moisey, Ellen O'Dell (Baroque Violin), Melissa Harrison (koto)

  • John Barstow

Claire Kohda joined Morgensterns in March 2016

Claire Kohda's web profile was last updated 28th Mar 2019


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