Born in São Paulo, Cláudia Nascimento began her studies with Jean-Noel Saghaard, at the São Paulo Municipal School of Music. In 2001, she earned a Bachelor in Flute Performance from the São Paulo State University. Soon after that, Cláudia was awarded a scholarship by the Vitae Foundation to continue her studies in Paris, at the National Régional Conservatory in Rueil-Malmaison, with Prof. Philippe Pierlot, where she obtained a Premier Prix Superieur and a Prix d’Excellence et Perfectionement à l’unanimité. She was also honored with a gold medal in the Chamber Music class of Prof. Michel Moraguès. After the completion of her studies at the Conservatory of Rueil-Malmaison, Cláudia joined the music interpretation course of renowed Prof. Frédéric Chatoux, at the Conservatory in Poissy. Cláudia participated in some of the most important music festivals in Brazil, including Campos do Jordão, Curitiba, Itú and Brasília. She also attended Master Classes with well-known flutists, among which stand out Emmanuel Pahud, Davide Formisano, Jean-Claude Gérard, Jose Daniel Castellon and Michael Cox. She has been invited to perform in several orchestras and chamber music groups in Brazil and abroad, such as the Orquestra Experimental de Repertório, USP Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Orchestral (l’Eure et Loire) and Orchestre Ostinato (Paris). Cláudia Nascimento has had the opportunity to play under the baton of renowned conductors, such as Lorin Maazel, Kurt Masur, Benjamim Zander, Günter Neuhold, Semyon Bychkov, Marin Alsop and Roberto Minczuk. She apperared as guest soloist with the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra (Osesp) and the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra (OSB). Cláudia Nascimento was awarded twice in the Young soloist Competition of Orquestra Experimental de Repertorio and she was also the winner of the XVI Concours Européen de Musique in Picardy-France, in 2006. From 2008 to 2014, Cláudia Nascimento has been principal flute of OSB, frequently appearing as guest principal flute in OSESP during this period. In 2015, Cláudia Nascimento joined OSESP as principal flute.