Claire Duff is passionate about baroque music and is a fervent exponent of period instrument performance. She has performed in magnificent concert halls and cathedrals throughout the world with the finest period instrument orchestras and outstanding international artists such as Joyce Di Donato, Cecilia Bartoli, Renee Flemming, John Eliot Gardiner and Andrew Manze. One of Ireland’s foremost baroque violinists, Claire is principal violin with the Irish Baroque Orchestra and is in demand as a soloist, chamber musician, leader and director

“The concert master of the Irish Baroque Orchestra and the first violin of the
Camerata Kilkenny, virtuoso violinist Claire Duff has a particularly high level of artistic
preparation. Her way of playing music, technical bravura and way of conducting each
of the interpretations are truly exemplary.”

The Jurica Murai prize for the best artistic interpretation, awarded to Camerata
Kilkenny, Croatia 2022.