THE ACADEMY of  ST OLAVE’S Claire Jowett

Claire Jowett has been leader of the Academy of St Olave’s since 1991. Her wide-ranging musical experience includes orchestral playing, singing, chamber music, conducting and teaching.

Claire Jowett

Leader of the Academy of St Olave's

Claire Jowett has been leader of the Academy of St Olave’s since 1991. Her wide-ranging musical experience includes orchestral playing, singing, chamber music, conducting and teaching.

Claire was born in Leeds and studied music at the College of Ripon and York St John, now York St John University. A well-known teacher in the York area, Claire teaches both violin and viola at Bootham, Pocklington and the Mount schools.

As well as being leader of the Academy of St Olave’s, Claire is currently leader of York Symphony Orchestra. She plays in several other ensembles including the City of York Guildhall Orchestra, York Musical Society and York Opera and freelances for musicals and shows.  Claire has also done some recordings for the children’s BBC programme “The Sarah Jane Adventures”, a spin off from Dr Who.  As a soloist Claire has appeared with the Academy in several concerti.

Claire is one of the founder-members of York Cantores, in which she frequently sings solos.  Claire also plays in various chamber ensembles, both vocal and instrumental, for weddings and special occasions.

Claire plays on an English violin of the Duke School built around 1780.

July 2015

George Clark
Concerto performances with the Academy of St Olave’s

Saturday 23 January 2016

BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No.1 in F major, BWV. 1046

Claire Jowett (violin)
Alexandra Nightingale, Christina Young, Jane Wright (oboe)
Isabel Gamov (bassoon)
Miho Fletcher, Les McCormack (horn)


Saturday 22 September 2007

JS BACH: Concerto for two violins
(Violins: Claire Jowett and Clare Howard)

Saturday 10 July 2004

JS BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D
(Flute: Diana Clough, Violin: Claire Jowett, Harpsichord: David Lewis)

Saturday 17 January 2004

VIVALDI: Concerto in A minor for two violins Op. 3 No. 8
(Violins: Claire Jowett and Clare Howard)

Saturday 20 January 2001

JS BACH: Concerto for two violins
(Violins: Claire Jowett and Clare Howard)

Saturday 14 September 1996

CORELLI: Concerto Grosso No. 3 in C minor
(Violins: Claire Jowett & Heather Marvin, Cello: Shan Thomas)

Saturday 14 September 1996

JS BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major
(Violin: Claire Jowett, Recorders: Geoffrey Egginton & Jane Wright)

Saturday 15 January 1994

MOZART: Violin Concerto in D