"A marvel of emotional concentration, technical prowess and not a little showmanship."
Cleveland Plain Dealer
Violinist Tessa Lark’s immense talents have been recognised with numerous awards, most recently a 2018 Borletti- Buitoni Trust Fellowship.
She has appeared as concerto soloist with several notable US orchestras in a variety of repertoire including works written especially for her. Recent performances include a concert for Carnegie Hall’s Distinctive Debuts series (where she premiered her own composition Appalachian Fantasy and Michael Torke’s Spoon Bread), as well as for San Francisco Performances, Ravinia, Caramoor, the Seattle Chamber Music Society, and the Marlboro, Yellow Barn, and [email protected] festivals.
Keeping in touch with her Kentucky roots, Tessa Lark also performs and programs bluegrass and Appalachian music, as well as playing jazz violin.
She is a graduate of the New England Conservatory and the Juilliard School. She plays the 1683 ‘ex-Gingold’ Stradivari violin on generous loan from the Josef Gingold Fund for the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis.