An active freelancer in both New York City and Los Angeles, Clara Warnaar is a versatile drummer and percussionist. She plays with renowned groups in the contemporary music scene, including the International Contemporary Ensemble (Brooklyn Academy of Music and Mostly Mozart at Lincoln Center), with So Percussion (A Gun Show at BAM), and the American Modern Ensemble (working with Stewart Copeland on his opera The Cask of Amontillado). Clara plays drums with bands Infinity Shred and Real Loud, and is a Sabian artist.
As a film musician, she’s appeared on the scores of The Fate of the Furious and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, as well as Willy Wonka Live at the Hollywood Bowl. Theater and opera credits include: "PLACE" premiere (Ted Hearne, Saul Williams, Patricia McGregor) "Proving Up" premiere and recording (Missy Mazzolli), "The Wreck" premiere with Opera Omaha (Annie Saunders) and "The Back Door" at Park Avenue Armory (Martin Creed). Recurring collaborations: One Festival (Opera Omaha), Prototype Festival (Beth Morrison Projects) and On Site Opera.
Meanwhile, Clara maintains an active schedule touring, writing and recording with Infinity Shred. The instrumental trio has electronic, post-rock and metal influences, and is working on a new full-length album to be released in 2019.
Excited about mentoring the next generation of socially aware musicians, Clara is on faculty for the International Music Sessions (La Jolla, CA) and is a teaching artist for Bridge Arts Ensemble (Adirondacks, NY). In 2016-17, she was in residency with Excelsis at Salem State University, AME at Shenandoah University and Ensemble Mise-en at Dartmouth University. Clara attended the Interlochen Arts Academy and the Manhattan School of Music.