Clark is honored and excited to be the 2023 Young Artist Concerto Competition winner!
Clark Snavely, age 17, is from New Berlin, Wisconsin. He made his solo orchestral debut at the age of 13 with the Madison Symphony Orchestra. He has subsequently gone on to perform solos with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Festival City Symphony, and Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestras. In 2022 Clark was awarded the Steenock Youth Music Award in the Madison Symphony’s Bolz Young Artist Competition, and his solo performance with the MSO was broadcast live by PBS-Wisconsin and Wisconsin Public Radio.
A passionate orchestral musician, Clark is in his sixth season with the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra (MYSO) program where he has served as Concertmaster of MYSO’s most advanced orchestras. This summer he looks forward to appearing with their Senior Symphony as soloist at the Royal Concertgebouw, Queen Elizabeth Hall, and Parksall Musis Sacrum while on tour.
Clark has spent summers at the Bowdoin International Music Festival, Madeline Island Chamber Music Program, and the Interlochen Advanced String Quartet program.
Clark was a finalist in the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Shining Stars Competition (2022). He was the first prize winner of the VIII Colibri International Instrumental Competition (2020), Madison Symphony Orchestra Youth Concerto Competition (2019), and Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competitions (2022, 2020, 2018). He has also been a prizewinner with the Concord Chamber Orchestra (2023), Wisconsin Philharmonic (2022, 2018), and Civic Music Association (2022), and garnered mentions in the Walgreen’s National Concerto Competition and the DePaul Concerto Festival (2023).
Clark is a Merit Scholar Fellow at the Music Institute of Chicago’s Academy, a training center for advanced pre-college students, where he studies with Almita Vamos and Davis King. He enjoys additional mentorship and instruction with Frank Almond, and was a long-time student of Pamela Simmons.