Donna Lively Clark

Brief info

Violist Donna Lively Clark is a founding member of the Indianapolis
Chamber Orchestra. The 2023-24 season marks her 40th year in
ICO. Ms. Clark is also the founder of the Lockerbie String Quartet and
two viola/guitar duos: Duo Criollo and Duo Diez. She holds degrees
from Indiana University and Butler University, where she was
Professor of Viola for fifteen years. Professor Clark recently retired
from Indiana State University where she performed with the ISU
Faculty String Quartet and taught viola and chamber music. Other
teaching positions have included guest professorships at Indiana
University and Ball State University plus faculty positions at the Viola
Camp at Pepperdine University, the National String Workshop at
University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Carmel Conservatory Chamber
Music Camp, and Ecolè Sainte Trinitè in Port au Prince, Haiti. Four
residencies in Buenos Aires were the result of a 2001 Creative
Renewal Fellowship awarded by the Arts Council of Indianapolis. This
work resulted in several concert tours with Duo Criollo in both South
and North America including a 2004 New York Debut concert. During
this time, Ms. Clark collaborated with eleven musicians in Buenos
Aires to record a CD entitled Una Viola Porteña which features
traditional tango, classical and folk music of Argentina. Duo Criollo
was invited to perform in the 2008 international Chilean festival,
Entrecuerdas. In the summer of 2023, Ms. Clark played her fifteenth
season with the Bellingham Festival Orchestra in Washington State
and her 2nd season with Michael Palmer’s New American Sinfonietta,
in residence at The Hamptons Festival of Music on Long Island, NY.