Claire Janezic


Tuesday, July 30 
10 – 11 a.m. 
McGinley Pavilion

Claire Janezic studied carillon at the Royal Carillon School in Mechelen, Belgium, through a fellowship from the Belgian American Educational Foundation. She graduated summa cum laude in June 2023, studying under Koen Van Assche. Previously, Claire played carillon for five years at the University of Rochester, graduating in 2022 with a music and history double major and an audio and music engineering minor. As a student, Claire enjoyed playing mbira, keyboards, and performing in two gamelan ensembles. Claire spent her final year at the University of Rochester teaching carillon, organizing a weekly carillon concert series, and playing concerts in the United States.

In 2021, Claire passed the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America’s (GCNA) carillonneur examination. Later that year, she was awarded a grant from the GCNA to premiére an original carillon composition. In August 2023, she performed during the World Carillon Congress and played a concert as part of the Festival of Old Music in Utrecht (Netherlands). She has played concerts in the United States, Belgium, Ireland, Germany, Lithuania, France, the Netherlands, and Denmark. Claire continued her carillon study last year with Geert D’hollander as the Blanchard Carillon Fellow at Bok Tower Gardens in Florida.