Allyson Clark has enjoyed teaching violin and viola lessons for over fifteen years. Her students have received numerous accolades and awards, including superior ratings at New York and New Jersey solo and ensemble festivals and acceptance to all-state orchestras, youth orchestras, and summer festivals.
Ms. Clark is an accomplished violinist whose playing has been described by the New York Times as “finely polished” and “warm-toned.” Ms. Clark maintains an active performing schedule as recitalist, chamber and orchestral musician performing in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Kennedy Center, Symphony Space, Bargemusic, the Library of Congress, Constitution Hall, the National Gallery, Auditorio Nacional in Mexico City, and New World Center in Miami Beach. Since moving to Monmouth County, New Jersey, she has also performed at the Ocean Grove Auditorium and Asbury Park’s Paramount Theatre with Darlene Love and the E Street Band.
An advocate for contemporary music, Ms. Clark has premiered several new works for both solo violin and chamber ensemble. Recent collaborations include an artist residency at the University of Miami with Kookaburra Trio, a string quartet residency with Alight Dance Theater at the Kennedy Center, and a residency at TCNJ with the contemporary ensemble X Trigger. She has performed with new music ensembles including North South Consonance, Audio Inversions, Ensemble Pamplemousse and TACTUS and has also participated in festivals such as Encore School for Strings, Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute, Brevard Music Center, the Ash Lawn Opera Festival, and the Three Bridges International Chamber Music Festival.
As an orchestral musician, Ms. Clark has performed with DiCapo Opera, Symphony in C, Albany Symphony, Reading Symphony Orchestra, Chelsea Symphony, the Miami Symphony Orchestra, Mid-Atlantic Opera, and toured Mexico with the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas promoting the release of “Mi Alma Mexicana.” She has played under the baton of conductors including Pierre Boulez, Heinz Fricke, Joseph Silverstein, John Williams, Julius Rudel and Sir Colin Davis, and has collaborated with artists including Deborah Voigt, Arturo Sandoval, Andrea Bocelli, Coldplay, the Killers, and Deltron 3030. She can also be seen performing on the Amazon show “Mozart in the Jungle” with the Chelsea Symphony.
Ms. Clark holds a Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance from the Manhattan School of Music where she was a student of Neil Weintrob and Curtis Macomber. She completed her Master of Music degree from the University of Maryland under the tutelage of James Stern, Elisabeth Adkins, Arnold Steinhardt, and John Dalley. She has also studied chamber music with members of the American String Quartet, Guarneri Quartet, Kronos Quartet, Borromeo Quartet, Tokyo Quartet, Juilliard Quartet, and Lyric Piano Quartet.