Klaara Vasara (b. 1998) is a clarinetist from Helsinki, whose career with her instrument began in 2007 thanks to her grandfather’s old clarinet from the Vantaa Music Institute under Eija Särkimäki. Currently, Klaara is an active orchestral and chamber musician alongside her studies. She has performed with numerous Finnish orchestras, including the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, Tapiola Sinfonietta and Jyväskylä Sinfonia. Klaara has performed her beloved chamber music at several festivals, including the International Crusell Week, Kokkola SyysKamari festival and the Kotilo concert series tour. Contemporary music is also close to Klaara’s heart and she has had the opportunity to work with it as a member of the NYKY ensemble and the HAI quartet. In 2021, she took up the artistic direction of the Kamarikesä Festival together with violinist Abel Puustinen and pianist Ossi Tanner.
Klaara has been studying at the Sibelius Academy since 2015, first as a student of Tuulia Ylönen in the youth programme and later graduating with a Bachelor of Music degree in 2021 from Harri Mäki’s class. She is now completing her Master’s degree at the same institution under Christoffer Sundqvist. Further inspiration has come from exchange studies at the Norwegian Academy of Music with Björn Nyman and numerous Finnish and European masterclasses with teachers such as José-Luis Estelles, Yehuda Gilad, Nicolas Baldeyrou and Martin Fröst.