Biography

 

The San Francisco Classical Voice calls Meredith Clark an “emerging star harpist.” As a soloist, Ms. Clark has performed throughout the United States and took the international stage when she performed the Ginastera Harp Concerto at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, Germany. This summer, she joins the Lake Tahoe SummerFest orchestra, where she will play alongside members of The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, The San Francisco Symphony and other of the country’s top symphonies. Meredith will also appear at Lake Tahoe SummerFest as a soloist for the Mozart Concerto for Flute and Harp with Demarre McGill, principal flutist for the Seattle Symphony and Avery Fischer Career Grant recipient.


In demand as an orchestral harpist, Ms. Clark has performed as guest principal with the San Francisco Symphony as well as many other top symphonies in the Bay Area and with orchestras in Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana and Nebraska.

As a chamber musician, Ms. Clark has performed at Bargemusic (NY) for their Here and Now series and returns this July to perform as part of their Masterworks series. She performs as a part of a flute, viola and harp trio on an album of chamber works by composer Sean Hickey to be released later this year. Passionate about sharing her love of music, Meredith plays in a trio of flute, French horn and harp for the San Francisco Symphony’s educational outreach program, Adventures in Music, which gives elementary school children access to classical music. 


Ms. Clark’s talent has been widely recognized. She won the Cleveland Institute of Music’s concerto competition, performing as a soloist during the Institute’s opening orchestra concert of the 2009-2010 season. She was a winner at the Cynthia Mitchell Woods Young Artist Competition and the American String Teachers Association competition. Ms. Clark has competed internationally at the International Harp Contest in Israel, and the International Harp Competition and Festival in the Netherlands.


Meredith Clark earned her Bachelor of Music degree at Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and her Master of Music in Harp Performance at the Cleveland Institute of Music, studying under Yolanda Kondonassis for both degrees. Ms. Clark has also studied with Heidi Lehwalder and the late Alice Chalifoux.


© 2013 Meredith Clark