Claudia Pellegrini, whose work The Philadelphia Inquirer has called "mesmerizing," was born and raised in Madrid, Spain. Beginning her violin studies at age five, she graduated with Honors from the Royal Conservatory of Music of Madrid, (Spain), also obtaining a degree from Reina Sofia Music School (Madrid) and Master's Degree in Violin Performance (Temple University, Philadelphia).
She has studied with Zakhar Bron, Sergei Fatkulin and Kim Fisher, among others. In her career, Claudia has worked with the some of the greatest (Pinchas Zukerman, Yehudi Menuhin, Michael Tilson Thomas, etc.) and she has performed with several orchestras in the Philadelphia area (such as Lancaster Symphony, Symphony in C, Vox Amadeus, Philadelphia Virtuosi, Bay Atlantic Symphony, Pottstown Symphony, Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra, Delaware Symphony, etc). In 2003, she received the Albert Tashjian Award for Excellence in Violin Performance.
Claudia has a Teaching and Pedagogy Certificate by the University Complutense of Madrid, and she has a vast experience as a teacher and as a performer, with over eighteen years as an educator in Europe, the U.S. and Puerto Rico. She has worked as a Music Teacher at Temple Music Prep (Philadelphia), The Music Workshop (Berwyn, PA), The Philadelphia School, Nelly Berman Music School (Haverford, PA), Instituto de Musica y Arte de Puerto Rico (San Juan, PR), and Saint John's School (San Juan, PR) where she created the Strings Program in its entirety. Currently she is a member of the faculty at Philadelphia Youth Orchestra.
Also a published music producer and composer, Claudia was recently a Semifinalist of the “Song Of The Year” 2019 Songwriting Competition, for her song “Stupid Ballad”. In 2004, her song ”Broken Down" was awarded a "Mention of Honor" by VH1's "Song Of The Year" Competition.
Having created an extensive catalog in different genres, along scores short films and plays, Claudia was featured performing on the Spanish television show "Madrileños por el mundo," which aired in every Spanish speaking country worldwide. She was also recently featured as a violinist and vocalist with the Flamenco-fusion group "Fusion Jonda," performing on stage with superstar Rosario Flores and legendary band El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico on their 50th Anniversary Tour.
Actively involved in musical theater, Claudia is an audience favorite at the Bristol Riverside Theatre, also appearing frequently at the Media Theatre for the Arts, The Arden Theatre in Philadelphia, and the Broadway Theatre of Pitman, among others.
Most recently, Claudia composed, produced and recorded the full music score for the children's stage show Goldilocks (2015), Peter Pan (2017), Snow-white (2018) and Pinocchio (2018), premiered to great success at the Broadway Theatre of Pitman and for which she was also Music Director. Claudia also orchestrated music for Musical Revue: Boogie Woogie Radio Hour, which premiered at the Hedgerow Theatre in January 2018.
Claudia is very devoted to bringing music to senior audiences and memory care patients, performing yearly in more than 20 centers for dementia patients in the PA/NJ/NY area.
She was recently honored with a Diplomat Award for her music work with the Dementia Society of America (2018).
Claudia divides her time between performing, composing, teaching, and a variety of other musical projects.