Claudia Norton


Claudia Norton became a member of the Utah Symphony's string bass section in 1967 and enjoyed extensive touring and recording under the tutelage of Maurice Abravanel. She is privileged to own a Joannes Baptista Gabrielli string bass from 1787. The instrument was previously owned by Anselm Fortier, principal bass of the New York Philharmonic, and Audrey Bush, principal bass Utah Symphony.

Ms. Norton graduated from the University of Utah in 1972, where she studied biology and English literature as well as music. Ensembles in which she has performed include Utah Chamber Artists, Colors of the Baroque, and Charleston Symphony Orchestra.

She has three children, enjoys athletic pursuits, and has completed several marathons and triathlons. Other favorite occupations include dancing tango, gardening, boating, and hiking with her husband, Nick Norton, Principal Trumpet.