Clare Monfredo is a New York City-based cellist currently pursuing her DMA at the CUNY Graduate Center, where she is the recipient of the five-year Graduate Fellowship. Before moving to New York, Clare studied in Leipzig, Germany on a Fulbright Scholarship. Clare’s festival appearances have included Chamber Music Northwest, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Piatigorsky International Cello Festival, Tanglewood Music Center, and Music Academy of the West. Clare graduated with distinction from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and received her Master’s of Music degree from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University where she was recipient of the Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award. She also currently teaches at Hunter College and is a member of the Victory Players ensemble and the multidisciplinary Sprechgesang Institute arts collective.