Claire Smith Bermingham performs on both modern and baroque violin. Early music performances include Trinity Baroque, Big Apple Baroque, Siren Baroque, Dorian Baroque, and La Fiocco Baroque. Modern work includes Astoria Symphony, Sinfonia Celestis, Greenwich Symphony, Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, Di Capo Opera, Bronx Opera, Connecticut Grand Opera and on Broadway. Appearances on “Saturday Night Live,” “David Letterman” and “The View” with Sean “Puffy” Combs and Father John Misty. She is the violinist for Ritchie Blackmore’s band, “Blackmore’s Night.” Recordings including Shakira’s album, “She Wolf” and Blackmore’s Night’s “Dancer and the Moon.” Performances with Blackmore’s Night in Germany, Holland, Czech Republic, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, England, Scotland, Luxembourg and in America. She is a founding member of The Queens Consort.