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Violinist Tessa Lark is one of the most captivating artistic voices of our time. A 2020 GRAMMY nominee in the Best Classical Instrumental Solo category, recipient of a 2018 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship and a 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Silver Medalist in the 9th Quadrennial International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, and winner of the 2012 Naumburg International Violin Competition, she has consistently been praised by critics and audiences for her astounding range of sounds, technical agility, and musical elegance. A budding superstar in the classical realm, she 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: Jan-24-2020
Latest News

NPR’s From the Top, the nationally distributed radio program showcasing America’s brightest young classical musicians, has named violinist Tessa Lark to a newly formed team of co-hosts and creative artists beginning with the 2020-21 season. CLICK HERE to read more.

Posted: Jan-24-2020
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

Lark and Thurber’s careful attention to the entrances and exiting of their bows on the strings were sonically and visually beautiful. A potpourri of American cultural elements — Appalachian music, bluegrass, jazz, and contemporary and classical stylizations — blended with ease and fluidity.

— CT Examiner
Posted: Feb-13-2020
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Posted: Feb-4-2020