28-year-old American violinist, Tessa Lark has in recent years firmly established herself as one of the new generation’s most outstanding young string virtuosi.
A graduate of the New England Conservatory, where she studied with respected pedagogues Miriam Fried and Lucy Chapman, Tessa recently completed ‘Artistic Diploma’ at New York’s Juilliard School with Sylvia Rosenberg and Ida Kavafian.
She is a former major prize winner at the Indianapolis, Michael Hill and Naumburg International Violin Competitions. She is also a recipient of a prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant and a Leonore Annenberg Fellowship – and was recently awarded the 2018 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship.
Tessa’s recent debuts include concerto engagements with the Louisville Orchestra, South Carolina Philharmonic, Atlantic Classical Orchestra, Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra, and Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. In January of 2019, she will premiere Michael Torke’s “Sky” Concerto – with the Albany Symphony Orchestra.
She has collaborated with such renowned artists as Mitsuko Uchida, Itzhak Perlman, Miriam Fried, Donald Weilerstein, Pamela Frank, Kim Kashkashian, Peter Wiley, and Ralph Kirshbaum
She currently performs on a 1600 Maggini – on generous loan from the Stradivari Society.
VC ARTIST TESSA LARK & RENANA GUTMAN | SCHUBERT | FANTASIE IN C MAJOR | WQXR | 2016
VC ARTIST TESSA LARK | YSAŸE | SONATA NO. 5 IN G MAJOR | STRINGS SESSIONS | 2018
VC ARTIST TESSA LARK & MICHAEL THURBER | EDDIE BARBASH | WOODEN SOLDIER | 2017
VC ARTIST TESSA LARK | TELEMANN | FANTASIA NO. 1 | WQXR | 2016
TESSA LARK & AMY YANG | RAVEL | TZIGANE | 2016 AVERY FISHER CAREER GRANT
TESSA LARK & ELLEN HWANGBO | BARTOK | VIOLIN SONATA NO. 1 | 2014 INDIANAPOLIS INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION
TESSA LARK & ELLEN HWANGBO | DEBUSSY | BEAU SOIR | 2014 INDIANAPOLIS INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION
TESSA LARK | BACH | GAVOTTE EN RONDEAU FROM ‘PARTITA NO. 3’ | 2014 INDIANAPOLIS INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION
TESSA LARK | BACH | PARTITA NO. 3, BWV 1006 | PRELUDIO
TESSA LARK & YANNICK RAFALIMANANA | BARTOK | ROUMANIAN FOLK DANCES
TESSA LARK | MENDELSSOHN | VIOLIN CONCERTO | 1ST MVT | YOICHI UDAGAWA & MELROSE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Name: Tessa Lark
Violin: 1600 Maggini on loan from the Stradivari Society
Bow: 2006 Benoit Rolland
Strings: Thomastik-Infeld PI Strings G, D, A | Jargar E
Accessories: Bella Rosin
Teachers: Miriam Fried, Lucy Chapman, Ida Kavafian, Daniel Phillips, & Sylvia Rosenberg