STAGE ONE - SELECTION: Schubert, A Major Violin Sonata, "Grand Duo", D 574; Schumann, Three Romances for Violin & Piano, Op. 22; Korngold, Violin Concerto, Op. 35 II. Romance
SEMIFINAL: J.S. Bach, Violin Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003, Grave, Allegro
Praised for her “seductive artistry” and “rare grace” (Classical Voice North America), violinist Clara Neubauer is establishing herself as a deeply expressive and authentic artist. A graduate of The Juilliard School, she was a recipient of the prestigious Kovner Fellowship as well as winner of the Peter Mennin Prize for Outstanding Achievement and Leadership in Music. Clara recently received the Ana Chumachenco Award at the Kronberg Academy Masterclasses and was chosen to perform as soloist with the Württemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn. Clara has appeared at festivals across North America including the Ravinia Festival, Taos School of Music, Four Seasons Winter Workshop, Music From Angel Fire, Perlman Music Program, Music@Menlo, Bravo! Vail, and Olympic Music Festival. Highlights of this past season include appearances at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, Taos on Tour, and Santa Fe ProMusica. She has collaborated with such artists as Shai Wosner, Don Weilerstein, Alexi Kenney, Frans Helmerson, Nina Lee, Daniel Phillips, Carter Brey, and the Dover Quartet. Winner and recipient of the silver medal at the National YoungArts competition, Clara has appeared as soloist with the Symphony of Westchester, the National Repertory Orchestra, the New York Concerti Sinfonietta, the Little Orchestra Society, Ensemble 212, and the Juilliard Pre-College Orchestra. She has additionally won top prizes at the Adelphi Competition, the Symphony of Westchester Young Artist Competition, Ensemble 212 Young Artist Competition, and the Young Musicians Competition at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Clara was a Musical Ambassador for the Doublestop Foundation as winner of their Artist in You Competition and was featured on WQXR as part of their Young Musicians Showcase with her brother, Oliver. She was a Young Performer at the Music@Menlo Chamber Music Institute for five years and was recently chosen as one of five young artists featured at the chamber music fellowship program of the Olympic Music Festival. She has served as concertmaster of the New York Concerti Sinfonietta and recently performed in a side-by-side concert at David Geffen Hall, featuring members of the New York Philharmonic alongside students at The Juilliard School.