As a student Claire Bernard was already present on the concert platform both in France and further afield.
She was awarded first prizes for violin and chamber music at the Paris conservatory (CNSM) after an unusually period of study and subsequently won the Carl Flesch Academy medal in Baden-Baden and the Grand Prix at the 3rd George Enesco International Competition. third prize.
Claire Bernard is a regular member of adjudicating panels for national and international competitions and examinations, and is also a highly respected teacher – she worked initially in Paris and subsequently at the regional conservatory in Lyon (CNR).
In addition to her chamber music career, she has also performed as a soloist and made a considerable number of recordings with the major European orchestras.