Clara Neubauer, violin
16-year-old violinist Clara Neubauer attends The Dalton School and The Juilliard Pre-College as a student of Li Lin, and she studies with Itzhak Perlman, Catherine Cho, and Sean Lee at the Perlman Music Program and PMP Suncoast. Clara made her concerto debut with the National Repertory Orchestra in 2012, and her Lincoln Center debut at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Young Ensembles Concert in 2013. This past season, Clara performed as soloist with The Little Orchestra Society, the Dalton Orchestra, the New York Concerti Sinfonietta, and in performances at Alice Tully Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Juilliard ChamberFest, and Goddard Riverside. A winner of the 2017 Young Musicians Competition at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Clara was a Young Performer at the Music@Menlo Chamber Music Institute for five years. Clara was also a Musical Ambassador for the Doublestop Foundation and won first place in the 2017 Adelphi Competition.
Born on 9/11/2001, Clara shared the stage with Bernadette Peters and Robert DeNiro hosting a 9/11 Memorial benefit and performing violin duos with her brother. She also 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. She is currently filming a documentary about 9/11 and will be featured in Faces of Hope: Babies Born on 9/11. In her free time, she loves reading, singing, playing chess, and musical theater. In October, 2013, she made her acting debut with the New York Philharmonic at a Young People’s concert at Avery Fisher Hall. At The Dalton School, she loves mathematics and chemistry, and she currently teaches a fifth grade violin class.