Tessa Lark,

violin

One of the most captivating artistic voices of our time, Tessa is a Silver Medalist in the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, a recipient of a 2018 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship, a 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant, and winner of the 2012 Naumburg International Violin Competition. Since making her concerto debut with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra at age sixteen, Tessa has been featured as soloist with dozens of US orchestras She has appeared at such venues as Carnegie Hall, Ravinia, Amsterdam's Concertgebouw, the Gardner Museum in Boston, San Francisco Performances, the Seattle Chamber Music Society, and the Marlboro, Yellow Barn, Moab, Olympic, and Music@Menlo festivals. Recent and upcoming concert highlights include debuts with the Seattle Symphony and the Buffalo Philharmonic, and an appearance with Indiana’s Carmel Symphony Orchestra featuring the world premiere of Love Letter, a concerto written for her by Michael Thurber. Tessa performs bluegrass and Appalachian music regularly, and in January 2019 made her debut with the Albany (NY) Symphony Orchestra, premiering a bluegrass-inspired violin concerto written for her by Michael Torke. She is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music with an Artist Diploma from The Juilliard School. Tessa plays the 1683 “ex-Gingold” Stradivari violin on loan from the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis.