IMG Artists is delighted to welcome violinist Tessa Lark to its roster for General Management. She will be represented by Alison Heather from the London office.
Violinist Tessa Lark is one of the most captivating artistic voices of our time, consistently praised by critics and audiences for her astounding range of sounds, technical agility, and musical elegance. In 2020 she was nominated for a GRAMMY in the Best Classical Instrumental Solo category and received one of Lincoln Center’s prestigious Emerging Artist Awards, the special Hunt Family Award. 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. 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.
Tessa says, “Signing with Alison Heather and IMG Artists is a dream come true for so many reasons. 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. I have such deep respect for Alison and am so grateful for the wisdom and care she has already given to me and my career; but what’s perhaps most exciting to me is how naturally and happily our partnership has evolved. Simply put, it’s felt right from the get-go, and I can’t wait to see what heights we’ll reach together.”
Alison says, “I am thrilled to welcome Tessa to the IMGA roster. 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.”