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18-year old violinist Clara Neubauer attends The Juilliard School as a proud recipient of the Kovner Fellowship in the studios of Itzhak Perlman and Li Lin. She has participated in the Perlman Music Program on Shelter Island and the PMP Winter Residency in Sarasota, Florida since 2017. Winner and silver medalist of the 2020 National YoungArts competition, Clara was the first prize winner in the 2019 Symphony of Westchester Competition, and the 2017 Adelphi Young Artist Competition. Clara made her concerto debut with the National Repertory Orchestra at the age of 10 and her Lincoln Center debut at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Young Ensembles Concert in 2013. Concerts this past season included concerto performances with the Symphony of Westchester and the Little Orchestra Society, as well as performances at Bravo! Vail, the Mostly Music Series, Neue Galerie, Great Performers Series in Palm Beach, Tenri Cultural Institute, and the Union Club. An avid chamber musician, Clara was a winner of the 2017 Young Musicians Competition at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and a Young Performer at the Music@Menlo Chamber Music Institute for five years. She has participated in masterclasses with Ani Kavafian, Gilbert Kalish, Peter Wiley, Soovin Kim, Clive Greensmith, and others. This past season she collaborated with artists including the Dover Quartet, the Ulysses Quartet, Fred Sherry, and Anne-Marie McDermott. Born on 9/11/2001, Clara shared the stage with Bernadette Peters and Robert DeNiro hosting a 9/11 Memorial benefit and can be heard leading the audio tour guide “for children and families” at the 9/11 Memorial Museum, available as a free app at the App Store. In her free time, Clara loves to read, cook, and play ping-pong.

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