Claire is the former Official Harpist to His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, a role she held for four years making her the longest serving Royal harpist to date. During this appointment, Claire regularly performed for the Royal Family and their distinguished guests at the Royal Palaces. She also performed for the newly married Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at their wedding reception in Buckingham Palace.
The award winning soloist is an excellent choice for corporate events. She made her concerto debut with the Philharmonia Orchestra, and since then has gone on to perform as a soloist with some of the World’s leading orchestras including the English Chamber, Zurich Chamber, European Union Chamber, and a solo appearance with Maestro Gergiev and the Mariinsky Theatre Ballet. Career highlights include concerto tour appearances with Sir James Galway; a guest appearance at the International Harp Festival in Rio de Janeiro; solo recitals in Wigmore Hall and Cadogan Hall, concert performances alongside Bryn Terfel , Alfie Bow, Elin Manahan Thomas and Claire Rutter; a duo recording with Julian Lloyd Webber; and recordings with The National Youth Choir of Scotland.
Claire is passionate about promoting her instrument as well as performing, and regularly visits schools and communities to speak and demonstrate. This has led to a long-term ambition of developing her own online harp school, which is currently underway.
Claire is an ambassador for The Prince of Wales’s Children and the Arts Foundation and recently became the face of international jewellery company, Clogau Gold.
Claire Jones, The Girl With The Golden Harp, was released on CD on 3rd September 2012 by Classic FM.