Claire Glago was born in London, UK in 1980. She moved to Cape Town, South Africa, where she started piano and oboe lessons at the age of 11. Back in London in 1998 she continued her studies at the RCM under a full scholarship from the ABRSM. After graduating in 2002 under the guidance of oboist John Anderson, she moved to Munich, Germany to fulfil her dream of studying with the highly respected oboist and Professor Francois Leleux. Claire completed an apprenticeship with the Munich Radio orchestra and later went on to win a position with the Mozarteum Orchester, Salzburg.
She received 1st prize in the Hugenots competition for orchestral instrumentalists Woodwind prize in the ATKV competition and 2nd prize in the Richard Lauschmann oboe competition in Mannheim.
Claire Glago has performed with the Bavarian Radio symphony orchestra, Gärtnerplatz theater orchestra, Munich Symphoniker, NDR Philharmonie, Camerata Salzburg, Bochumer Symphoniker, and worked under conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Lorin Maazel, and Andrew Litton. She took master classes with Emmanuel Abbühl, Stefan Schilli, and Nicholas Daniel.