Judith Neilson Foundation John Monash Scholar ‘Social Innovation and Cohesion’
Doctor of Musical Arts
City University of New York
Fine Art and Music
Violinist Peter Clark first performed in New York’s Carnegie Hall with the Australian Chamber Orchestra at the age of twenty. As a passionate and celebrated leader in the arts, Peter has a deep commitment to arts access which has led him to perform in more than 120 regional towns and cities across Australia. He has represented Australia whilst in residence at Lincoln Center Education (New York), and at the annual ‘Americans for the Arts Convention’. Close to his heart is a beloved music program he developed at Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital, now in its fifth year. Peter has a steadfast belief in the importance of new Australian music and has been engaged as concertmaster for such significant premieres as ‘Oscar and Lucinda’ (Sydney Chamber Opera) and ‘Lorelei’ (Victorian Opera). He has also appeared as concertmaster with New Zealand Opera and the Darwin Symphony Orchestra. Peter studied at the University of Melbourne, ANAM, and the Sibelius Academy (Finland).