Austrian pianist Clara Murnig specialises in contemporary music, Lied accompaniment and chamber music. She is currently lecturer at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, and is a coach and répétiteur at the Austrian masterclasses in Zell an der Pram. She has performed at venues and festivals including the Elgar Room at the Royal Albert Hall, Sage Gateshead, Norfolk Music Room at the Victoria & Albert Museum , Charlton House London , Stift Heiligenkreuz , Beethoven Haus Baden , Brahms Museum Mürzzuschlag , Südbahnmuseum Mürzzuschlag , Bernhard Theater Zürich, Gmundner Festwochen , Styriarte , Cremona Musica 2017, Schönberg Center Vienna, Kultur- and Kongresszentrum Liederhalle Stuttgart, King Alexei’s Place and Altes Rathaus Vienna. Clara trained at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna with Anna Pfeiffer and Ursula Kneihs and continued her studies under the tutelage of Simon Lepper and Roger Vignoles at the Royal College of Music in London. As a Samling Artist she worked with Malcolm Martineau, Sir Thomas Allen and Stephen King, and at the Schubert Institut Baden bei Wien with Helmut Deutsch, Julius Drake, Elly Ameling, Bernarda Fink, Robert Holl and Rudolf Jansen. She was awarded the Lucy Ann Jones Award from the Royal College of Music, the STARTStipendium of the former Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Art and Culture and was a scholar of the Styrian Josef-Krainer-Scholarship fund.