Claire Khodara is a singer based in New York. Her international career spans 15 years, with various residencies and performances from the Arts Club and Shoreditch House (London) to the Rose Bar at the Gramercy Park Hotel, the Blond at 11 Howard, and the Peninsula Hotel (New York).
Claire trained at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, one of the oldest musical institutions in the world, finding her start as the pope's benediction singer in 2004. Claire was the soloist for 2 popes, Pope John Paul II & Benedict XVI, until 2006. Claire was also a contestant on American Idol Season 9.
In 2014, Claire released her freshman album entitled Brand New with her band in London. In 2016, producer Billy Pavone (Wet, St. Lucia) and Claire formed Khodara. Khodara's repertoire includes original pop songs, with a dynamic, soulful sound. Khodara debuted their pop EP in 2017 and has since received international acclaim on publications worldwide.
Most recently, Claire performed with David Foster during his national tour in Philadelphia. Claire is releasing new music this winter.