American violinist Tessa Lark receives Borletti-Buitoni Fellowship

Posted on: February 27, 2018

“On Tuesday, February 20, the Borletti-Buitoni Trust announced that violinist Tessa Lark is a 2018 recipient of the coveted Borletti-Buitoni Fellowship,” writes Mike Telin in Wednesday’s (2/21) “Lark is the only American among the young musicians from around the world who join BBT’s roster of Award and Fellowship winners. Awards of £30,000 and Fellowships of £20,000 are provided for the advancement of their musical careers across a broad range of projects…. [Lark’s previous awards] include an Avery Fisher Career Grant and medals at the Naumburg International Violin Competition and the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis.… How will Lark make use of the award? … One possibility is to make a new recording that draws on her Twitter account, #stradgrass.… The violinist said that another possibility would be commissioning projects … A native of Kentucky, Lark’s diverse stylistic capabilities extend to bluegrass, Appalachian music, and jazz… In addition to Lark the 2018 Fellowships were awarded to the Castalian String Quartet (UK), Trio Isimsiz (UK), violist Diyang Mei (China), and cellist Alessio Pianelli (Sicily). Award recipients are Dudok Kwartet Amsterdam (Netherlands) and clarinetist Annelien Van Wauwe (Belgium).”

Posted February 27, 2018