A pianist by training, Claire Levacher studied conducting in Paris (France), Michigan (US) and Vienna (Austria). She won the first prize at the International Conducting Competition in Treviso (Italy) and the second prize at the Prague Spring International Music Festival (Czech Republic) Claire Levacher was invited to conduct at the Opéra National de Lyon (Le Roi malgré lui by Chabrier), at the Theater an der Wien-Kammeroper (La Bohème by Puccini, Pélléas et Mélisande by Debussy), at the Bregenz Festival (To the Lighthouse by Zesses Seglias), at the Opera du Rhin (Singing Garden), at the Prague Opera (La Voix humaine by Poulenc, Carmen by Bizet), at the Krannert Center of Illinois, USA (Béatrice et Bénédict of Berlioz), in Vienne, France (La Traviata, Cosi fan Tutte, Magic flute…) and also several operettas by Offenbach, Honegger and Milhaud.
Claire Levacher regularly conducts symphonic repertoire in Austria(Radio Symphonieorchester Wien, Wienerkammerorchester, Symphonieorchester Voralberg), in Switzerland (Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne), in Germany (Kammerensemble Neue Musik of Berlin), in France (Orchestre National de Lorraine, Orchestre National d'Ile-de-France, Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, Orchestre d'Auvergne, Orchestre de Picardie…), in Italy (Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana, Filarmonia Veneta), in China (Beijing Symphony orchestra , Wuhan Philharmonic Orchestra) and in Lebanon (the National Orchestra of Lebanon).
She taught conducting at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris where she had been Musical Director of the Orchestre des Lauréats. In recognition of her services to French musical life, Claire Levacher has been appointed 'Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres' by the French Ministry of Culture.