Claire Wells is the Mendelssohn-Prize First Prize and Commission Prize winner at the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Competition (2021). She was also a prizewinner at the Indianapolis and Mirecourt International Competitions, among others. Now studying at the Kronberg Academy with Mihaela Martin, Claire previously studied privately with Brian Lewis, Sandy Yamamoto and Emanuel Borok. In 2017, she attended the Yehudi Menuhin School, where she worked with Lutsia Ibragimova. Claire has performed with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, the Jalisco Philharmonic, the Shen Zhen Symphony Orchestra, the Nancy Lyric Symphony Orchestra and the Qingdao Symphony Orchestra, among others. A passionate chamber musician, she has worked alongside Nobuko Imai, Frans Helmerson, Christian Tetzlaff and Steven Isserlis, and has been coached by Ana Chumachenco, Boris Kuschnir, Andràs Schiff and Robert Levin.