Ms. Chudacoff grew up in Ann Aebor, Michigan. She received both her Bachelor and Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY. While at the Eastman School of Music, she was a teaching assistant to Sylvia Rosenberg. Her primary teachers were Michael Avsharian in Ann Arbor, and Sylvia Rosenberg and Zvi Zeitlin at Eastman.
Prior to moving to Washington DC, she:
Since coming to the Washington, DC area, she has served with the:
She joined the Marine band in 1991, played with the Marine Band White House Chamber Orchestra for four Presidential administrations, and was the Concertmaster when she retired from the Marines in 2015.
[Mr. Kim Miller, who also played 2nd Violin on this recording, had previously been the concertmaster of the Marine Chamber Orchestra when he retired in 2008.]
Ms. Chudacoff is involved in various D.C. metro area activities including:
She has appeared frequently as a soloist and chamber musician with a variety of groups, including the:
She has performed regularly on several area chamber series, including the:
She is featured on a recording of chamber music by Erich Korngold released by Albany Records, and has been heard a number of times on American Public Radio’s Performance Today.
Korngold is perhaps better known for his film score music during the latter 1930s and the 1940s.
She is a founding member of the:
With the Sunrise Quartet, Ms. Chudacoff has participated in:
As of Spring 2018 Claudia Chudacoff completed her third one-year full-time contract as a member of the violin section of the National Symphony Orchestra.