Clara Haberkamp is passionate about being a pianist, composer, and songwriter based in Hamburg and Berlin. As a teenager, she won multiple awards such as "Jugend jazzt" and "Jugend musiziert" before studying at the Jazz Institut Berlin and composition at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg.
Since 2010, she has led her own group, the Clara Haberkamp Trio, and they won the Newcomer Award at the 2011 Jazz Baltica Festival. The album "Orange Blossom" received an Echo Jazz Award nomination in 2017, and she has also performed at several major festivals in Germany and Switzerland.
Clara Haberkamp has received support from the Hamburg-based Claussen-Simon-Stiftung as a freelance pianist and composer from 2017 to 2019. The foundation currently supports her doctoral thesis and the production of videos for her forthcoming album "Reframing the Moon."
She is also a solo pianist and a leader of the Clara Haberkamp Trio, and has joined the artist roster at one of Germany's leading jazz agencies, Agentur Wolkenstein. Additionally, she is a member of the teaching faculties at the Universität der Künste Berlin (UdK) and the Filmuniversität Babelsberg.
"One of the most distinctive pianists on the German jazz scene." (Deutschlandfunk)
"If there is one thing Clara Haberkamp can be credited with, it is fearlessness." (Wolf Kampmann)