Clara Andrada has been performing with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe since 2005 and has been invited to become the COE’s Principal Flute in 2011. Clara is one of the leading Flute players of her generation currently also holding a Solo Flute position in the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra. As a Principal Flute player she has worked with many leading orchestras, including the London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Asian Philharmonic, Bamberger Symphoniker under esteemed conductors including Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Valery Gergiev, Sir Colin Davis, Bernard Haitink, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Lorin Maazel, etc.
She has appeared as a soloist with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Filarmónica Ciudad de México, Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of Castilla & León, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, among others.
She is an active Chamber musician, performing regularly with renowned musicians such as Janine Jansen, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Andras Schiff, Emmanuel Pahud, Martin Fröst, etc. She has collaborate as well with ensembles, including the Auryn Quartet, Miró Wind Quintet, Plural Ensemble, Trio Arbós and Dúo Neopercusión, among others. She has played in prestigious festivals, such as Mondsee Musiktage, Fürtensaal Classix, International Kammermusik Festival Utrecht, Heimbach Spannungen, Festival de Alicante, etc.
In 2018 she has recorded the Flute Concerts by Charles Ibert and Carl Nielsen with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony and Jaime Martín. In 2013 she recorded her first CD (Editorial Tritó) alongside Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León, with pieces by Márquez, Montsalvatge and Amargós.
During the 19/20 season, she will play as soloist with Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, Colombia National Symphony Orchestra, Hessischer Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester (Nicolas Alstaedt), and chamber music with Janine Jansen (Utrecht), Lorenza Borrani (Milano, Madrid), Haba Quartet (Aschaffenburg), etc.
Born in Salamanca in 1982, she commenced her musical studies with Pablo Sagredo and Magdalena Martínez at the Syrinx School of Music. Scholarships from the Spanish Ministry of Culture and the London Wall Trust Foundation enabled her to continue her studies at Geneva’s Conservatoire de Musique under Prof. Emmanuel Pahud and Prof. José-Daniel Castellon as well as the London Royal College of Music under the guidance of Jaime Martín, where she obtained the Degree of Bachelor of Music with Honours (First Class) and the Postgraduate Degree in Performance with Distinction. She performs her orchestral training at the Spanish National Youth Orchestra, European Union Youth Orchestra (where she obtained the Mick Baines Prize in 2004) and the “Encuentros de Música y Academia” in Santander.