CLAIRE STEVENS comes 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. Besides her work with OCC’s Prima and Concert choirs, Claire is accompanist to Ewashko Singers and Hypatia's Voice, and assists with the preparation of massed choruses for NAC Orchestra concerts. Claire has featured as a guest artist with Capital Chamber Choir, Canterbury Trebles, the Ottawa Recitalists and many other local performers. She also enjoys a regular collaboration with Sandra Graham’s vocal studio at the University of Ottawa.