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A budding superstar in the classical realm, Tessa Lark has been consistently praised by critics and audiences for her astounding range of sounds, technical agility, and musical elegance. 

Silver Medalist in the 2014 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, recipient of a 2018 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship and a 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant, and winner of the 2012 Naumburg International Violin Competition, Tessa is also a highly acclaimed fiddler in the tradition of her native Kentucky, delighting audiences with programming that includes Appalachian and bluegrass music and inspiring composers to write for her.


Posted: Aug-10-2018
Latest News

Violinist Tessa Lark has been nominated for a 2019 GRAMMY® Award in the Best Classical Instrumental Solo category. CLICK HERE to listen to the recording.

Posted: Nov-20-2019
Latest Recording


Georg Philipp TELEMANN (1681–1767)
Fantasie No. 1 in B flat Major

Franz SCHUBERT (1797–1828)
Fantasie in C Major, D. 934 *

Tessa LARK (1990–)
Appalachian Fantasy

Fantasie No. 4 in D Major

Fritz KREISLER (1875–1962)
Viennese Rhapsodic Fantasietta *

Fantasie No. 5 in A Major

Maurice RAVEL (1875-1937)

Tessa Lark, violin                                                  Amy Yang, piano*

Recorded at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, USA

Produced by Judith Sherman

Posted: Sep-27-2019
Latest Acclaim

This program reveals the versatility of the performers. I deeply loved the Kreisler, the energy and sparkle of the Telemann pieces, the gypsy spirit of the Ravel. This recording contains some of the best playing I have ever heard.

— American Record Guide
Posted: Jan-3-2020
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Posted: Jul-15-2019