Claire Maidin is already known in many places around the world having earned a fabulous reputation as a world class musician performing her live show with big band orchestra to sell-out audiences. Claire is from the UK. She was born in Yorkshire, married a Dutchman and now has a young daughter, Lily. Luckily for the Netherlands Claire’s husband, Ollie, entered her into the RTL4 TV Talent show ‘Holland’s Got Talent’ in 2013 where they became more closely acquainted with her super-talent as a singer & pianist.
Claire’s musical talent became apparent at a young age. She started dance classes at the age of 3 and at 6 years of age attended her first piano lesson. Her gift for playing the piano was quickly spotted by her teacher, Barbara Kitson and at the age of 11 Claire won a scholarship to the prestigious Chethams School of Music in Manchester where she excelled in music for 7 years. During that time she was a piano finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition and at 18 won scholarships to study music at the Royal Academy of Music, The Royal College of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
After studying music to a very high level Claire went on to work in music for the BBC, ITV and Sky Television in the UK, working alongside Simon Cowell, Cliff Richard and many other big name music personalities. She also worked as a vocal coach and pianist on shows such as the X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent, Sing If You Can and Children in Need.
In 2013 Claire was a finalist in Hollands Got Talent impressing the judges and the Dutch public with her impressive piano playing, unique voice, charming looks and down-to-earth personality.
Since her success on the show Claire has been in huge demand as a live performer travelling all over the world. In April she performed her show in the USA backed by the band of Liza Minnelli. She has also recorded a stunning acoustic album and is about to release two singles which have been produced by highly respected British Producer and Song Writer Jem Godfrey. With five number one hit singles and an Ivor Novello songwriter award to his name Jem is hoping to add Claire’s debut releases to that figure.
With so much going on in the world of Claire Maidin the Netherlands can expect to see a lot from her in the future.