Clara Gervais was born in Marseille and studied there before further studies in Paris, Prague, San Sebastinan and Basel. She was especially influenced by her teachers Emilie Cillol and Wolfgang Güttler. She plays music from Baroque to Modern as well as having strong interests in Jazz, Folk and Improvisation. She has performed under directors such as Pierre Boulez, Peter Eötvös, Beat Furrer, Gottfried von der Goltz, Jürg Henneberger and Andrea Marcon. She is a member of La Cetra Barockorchester Basel, the Trio La Banda Ki and many other groups and orchestras. As well as playing the bass she is interested in composing music and writing poetry.