The American violinist joins the roster for general management

Tessa Lark 2 (Credit Lauren Desberg)

Tessa Lark © Lauren Desberg

Tessa Lark has been praised for her versatility as both a classical violinist and fiddler in the tradition of her native Kentucky.  In 2020 she was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Classical Instrumental Solo category and received one of Lincoln Center’s Emerging Artist Awards, the special Hunt Family Award.

’Signing with Alison Heather and IMG Artists (IMGA) is a dream come true for so many reasons,’ commented Lark. ’IMGA brings an unparalleled breadth of relationships with the greatest artists and venues in the world, and I am over-the-moon honoured to now be part of that incredible network and their star-studded roster. I’m excited to develop and expand my international presence while also continuing to foster new and lasting artistic relationships stateside in collaboration with Alison and IMGA.’ 

Her newest recording, The Stradgrass Sessions, is scheduled for release in 2022 and includes collaborations with composer-performers Jon Batiste, Edgar Meyer, Michael Cleveland, and Sierra Hull; original works by Tessa; and the premier recording of John Corigliano’s solo violin composition STOMP

Other recent honours include 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.

’I am thrilled to welcome Tessa to the IMGA roster,’ commented Alison Heather. ’Her extraordinary ability to embrace different sound worlds is captivating; her superb technique provides a substructure for truly exceptional music-making. She is a delight to work with and brings joy to every stage she graces.  I was entranced by her performance the very first time I heard her, and am delighted now to have the opportunity to work with her and help her build her career.’