Doublestop Foundation

Clara Neubauer, violinist


It has been such a thrill for me to be a Doublestop Ambassador! Through the generosity of the foundation I am able to pursue my musical studies through the loan of a magnificent violin and bow. I am so grateful not only for the instruments and bow but also for the concert opportunities we have had through Doublestop. Thank you!

New Yorker, violinist Clara Neubauer is currently a student of Li Lin at the Juilliard Pre-College. She began playing at the age of three. In 2013, Clara made her debut with the New York Philharmonic at a Young People’s concert at the formerly named Avery Fisher Hall. She made her Lincoln Center debut at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s 2013 Young Ensembles Concert. Since 2012, Clara has been a Young Performer at Music@Menlo, and she and her brother, Oliver, appeared as soloist with the National Repertory Orchestra at the Bravo! Vail Music Festival. Their performances of the Bach and Vivaldi Double violin concertos were broadcast on public radio. Clara attends The Dalton School where she is a member of the High School Orchestra and the New York Symphony Chamber Music Program. She has performed at music festivals in Maine, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Oregon, as well as the CMSLC’s Opus Mediterraneo Cruise, and Art in Avila in Curaçao. Born on 9/11/2001, Clara recently shared the stage with hosts Bernadette Peters and Robert DeNiro at a 9/11 Memorial benefit where she performed violin duos with her brother. Clara can be heard leading the audio tour guide “for children and families” at the new 9/11 Memorial Museum, available as a free app at the App Store. In her free time, she loves reading, singing, playing chess, and musical theater, having appeared in productions of Fiddler on the Roof, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Dear Edwina, and The Music Man. She will be appearing as soloist with The Little Orchestra Society of New York in November, 2015.

Named an Ambassador of Doublestop Foundation in 2013, Clara performs on a violin built by Antonio Gragnani of Livorno dated 1798, a loan made possible with generous support of Mrs. Taeja Kim Lee and Dr. Howard Lee.