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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 added another major award to her string of accomplishments: a £20,000 Fellowship from the UK-based Borletti-Buitoni Trust.

Posted: Feb-20-2018
Latest Recording


Spoon Bread is a three movement work written by Michael Torke for violinist Tessa Lark, with Roman Rabinovich, piano.

A Carnegie Hall commission, Ms. Lark and Mr. Rabinovich gave the work its World Premiere on February 2, 2017 as part of Carnegie's Distinctive Debuts series at Weill Recital Hall. 

Posted: Aug-6-2018
Latest Acclaim

The violinist, who has appeared with dozens of American orchestras and is a Naumburg winner, among other prestigious awards, made an impressive recital debut at Matinee Musicale ... She made her Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra debut at age 16. Now 29, she plays with an easy virtuosity. But she also charmed the audience at Anderson Center on Thursday with her down-to-earth personality and sense of humor as she spoke about each piece that she was performing with her pianist, Andrew Armstrong.

— Janelle's Notes
Posted: Nov-3-2018
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Posted: Feb-8-2018