Based in New York City, violinist Clara Lyon enjoys a diverse career as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral player, and teacher. She performs regularly with the Argento Chamber Ensemble, and has been a guest artist with the Momenta Quartet, Norwalk Symphony Orchestra, and Ensemble 20-21. In addition to two performing residencies at Cornell University and a teaching residency at Ithaca College, Clara has recently participated in a performing arts residency with St. Joseph Family, a network of schools and orphanages in Haiti. She is a frequent guest of orchestras across her home state of Pennsylvania, and has also performed concertos with the Festival de la Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil de las Américas in Puerto Rico and the Viva Vivaldi Orchestra at the Kennedy Center. Clara is the prizewinner of the 2012 Schadt International String Competition, NFAA ARTS award, and Irving M. Klein International String Competition. She earned a bachelor’s degree from The Juilliard School, as well as a master’s degree from Stony Brook University, where she is currently pursuing a doctoral degree. As part of her Ensemble ACJW program, Clara teaches in Manhattan at PS/MS 161 Pedro Albizu Campos.