Claire Stevens relocated to Ottawa in the summer of 2014 from London UK, where she was an active collaborative pianist working with a variety of instrumental and vocal partners. She was Principal Keyboard player of the Kantanti Ensemble, a chamber orchestra of young professional musicians, and was the mainstay of their pre-concert recital series, performing instrumental duos and chamber music in additional to orchestral, rehearsal pianist and continuo roles. Claire has also worked in artist development for the Banff Centre and Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme, and in event management and postgraduate programme support for the Royal Academy of Music.
Claire is accompanist to Hypatia's Voice Women's Choir and the Ewashko Singers, and assists with the preparation of massed choruses for NAC Orchestra concerts. As a guest artist her performances include concerts with Capital Chamber Choir, Canterbury Trebles and the Ottawa Recitalists. She also enjoys a regular collaboration with Sandra Graham’s vocal studio at the University of Ottawa.