"Clare is the first cellist I try to book for any session I do. She is a brilliant player of course, always on top of the notes when we start to play. But, as importantly, she has a deep understanding of the way the music works and a joy in the simple act of playing which illuminates everything - from the most complex to the most basic music put in front of her. 

I recommend her all the time, in any context to anyone I know.

Harvey Brough - composer, producer, arranger


Clare’s extensive recording experience ranges from ultra classical contemporary chamber music by composers such as Michael Finnissey, Jennifer Fowler & Gabriel Jackson,  to drones for Jonny Greenwood & sessions for Radiohead, Arcade Fire & Sir Paul McCartney.  She improvised for the score of Jed Kurzel’s film Macbeth and has spent the last 10 years adding cello sounds, improvisations and melodies to Dominic Shovelton’s work for film, media and video games.


She offers remote cello sessions from her studio where she works with her husband, composer Dominic Shovelton The cello is recorded in Logic Pro X using either a  Røde NT4 stereo X/Y condenser microphone or a matched pair of AKG C414s,  through Apogee Ensemble DAC in an acoustically treated room.

All the samples below are recorded at Clare's home studio.

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