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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


Frank Bridge: Piano Trio No. 2, H. 178

Johannes Brahms: Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op. 8 (1889 version)

Namirovsky-Lark-Pae Trio

Posted: Jun-19-2020
Latest Acclaim

“So enough already with the pandemically clever Zoom ensemble performances,” writes David Rohde in “Classical Music’s Opportune Moment,” published June 23 in The Wall Street Journal. “It’s time to push out the good stuff to new fans. This includes transitional pop-to-classical material—such as daring videos by the flamboyant piano duo of Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe, covers of pop anthems by the Philadelphia-based Dover Quartet, and bluegrass-inflected new works by Kentucky-born classical violinist Tessa Lark.” Lark’s “Appalachian Fantasy” is heard alongside works by Schubert, Telemann, Kreisler, and Ravel in her solo debut album Fantasy. Her talent for bluegrass-inflected composition can also be heard in Invention, the debut album of her violin-bass duo Tessa Lark & Michael Thurber. And Lark’s Grammy-nominated performance of Sky: Concerto for Violin, a bluegrass-inspired work written for her by Michael Torke, is the title work in another new recording, released last year by the Albany Symphony Orchestra.

— The Wall Street Journal
Posted: Jun-23-2020
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Posted: Feb-4-2020