Following her clarinet studies in Norway, Catherine Leclerc obtained a “Médaille d’Or” in 1988 at the National Conservatory of Paris, France and 2 years later won the “Prix d’Excellence”. In 1992, she received a “Diplôme d’Etat” as clarinet teacher awarded by the Ministry of Culture.
Since 1996, Catherine has played co-principal clarinet & Eb clarinet with Forsvaets Stabsmusikkorps, a Norwegian Royal Military band in Oslo.
As a replacing artist, Catherine plays regularly with many philharmonic Norwegian Orchestras and Opera Houses. She also teaches clarinet at the University of Oslo and the Barrat Due Musikkinstitutt.
In 2012, Catherine Leclerc played the world premiere of Stig Nordagen‘s clarinet concerto, Prillar og Halling, for wind ensemble and Bb solo clarinet.