Jamie Clark of Boulder, Colorado is currently pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the New England Conservatory with Laurence Lesser. She has had the opportunity to play for and study with such distinguished musicians as Paul Katz, Ralph Kirshbaum, Pieter Wispelwey, Gary Hoffman, Lluis Claret, David Ying, and Steven Isserlis.
Most recently, Jamie received the Presser Foundation’s Graduate Music Award at the New England Conservatory in 2016. She has participated in a variety of music festivals including Thy Chamber Music Festival, The Taos School of Music, The Holland Music Sessions, the London Masterclasses, Violoncelles á Fontfroide, Aspen Summer Music Festival-Student Mentor Fellowship Recipient, Bowdoin International Music Festival-Kaplan Fellowship Recipient, and the Colorado College Summer Music Festival. She was also invited to participate in the 2015 Naumburg International Cello Competition in New York City and is the Recipient of the George and Elsie Hodder String Scholarship for Doctor of Musical Arts Studies at the New England Conservatory.
Her Boston-based string quartet, Chroma Quartet, most recently won the 2016-2017 New England Conservatory Honors Ensemble Competition. Upcoming performances for Chroma Quartet include El Sistema outreach programs and a recital in Jordan Hall. Both an enthusiastic chamber musician and participant in local outreach programs in Boston, she and her piano quartet in 2014 were recipients of the Community Performances and Partnership Fellowship at the New England Conservatory. As a chamber musician, she has had the opportunity to study with members of the Takács, Juilliard, and Ying Quartets.
Most recent collaborative highlights include Schubert “Death and the Maiden” and Mozart Clarinet Quintet with Máté Szücs of the Berlin Philharmonic, Mendelssohn Octet with Peter Salaff and Members of the Cavani String Quartet, Finzi Interlude with Jeffrey Irvine and Janet Sung, Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 with Steven Doane, David Ying, David Requiro, and Rosemary Elliot, Dvorak String Sextet with Oleh Krysa, Carol Rodland, and David Ying, and a Performance at the America Academy of Arts and Letters as a substitute cellist for Paul Katz.
Jamie is a faculty member at the All Newton Music School in Newton, MA as well as at the Boston String Academy. She currently serves as an academic teaching assistant to Laurence Lesser at the New England Conservatory.