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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

Multiple award-winning violinist Tessa Lark, a rising star in the classical realm and an acclaimed fiddler, notches several new career milestones this season and next, with a recital debut on Lincoln Center’s Great Performers series, a four-concert engagement with Australia’s Musica Viva Festival, concerto debuts with the Seattle and Indianapolis symphonies, and performances with the prestigious Seattle Chamber Music Society. CLICK HERE to read more.

Posted: Mar-16-2019
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

"About my favorite composer in the world" is how ASO leader David Alan Miller described Michael Torke this past January. The occasion was the premiere of "Sky," a bluegrass infused concerto written for the marvelous young American violinist Tessa Lark. That piece leads off a new all-Torke disc featuring four recent concertos.

— Albany Times-Union
Posted: Sep-12-2019
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Posted: Jul-15-2019