Magical Strings West
Claudia Bloom began her studies in Berkeley with Anne Crowden. She earned her Bachelor of Music degree at the Manhattan School of Music as a full scholarship student under Raphael Bronstein and Ariana Bronne. Upon graduation, Ms. Bloom received the Karl Kraeuter Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chamber Music. She completed her Master fo Music degree as a teaching assistant at the Yael School of Music, where she studied with Syoko Aki Erle. From 1982 to 1990, Ms. Bloom was a memeber of the Ciompi Quartet in residence at Duke University as a well as a full-time member of the faculty. From 1990 to 1992 she was co-concertmaster of the Zurich (Switzerland) Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Bloom has performed as a member of the Boom Duo and Trio with twin sister, Madeline Bloom (piano) and brother, Jonathan (cello). Currently, she plays principal second violin in Opera San Jose, and is a member of the Grace Note Chamber Players. Ms. Bloom is also the director of the Palo Alto School of Chamber Music, a year-long program for students of all ages.