Recipient of the 2016 Sir James Galway Rising Star Award, Stephen Clark gives more than 200 performances each year across all 7 continents. Born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1983, he studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Royal Northern College of Music and in Switzerland and America with Sir James Galway. As a student, Stephen won both the 2nd prize in the Scottish Mozart Concerto Competition and 1st prize in the prestigious RCS Concerto Competition.
As a soloist he performs over 200 concerts each year internationally. Regularly invited to perform at flute festivals, he has given solo recitals at both the Conventions of the British Flute Society and the National Flute Association of America and the Sir James Galway Flute Festival in Switzerland. Solo engagements have taken him throughout the United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Turkey, Israel, Finland, Canada, Latvia, Estonia, Russia, Croatia, Thailand, Germany, Netherlands, Argentina, Mexico, Chile, Egypt, China, Libya, Malta, Japan, Australia, Belgium, France, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Oman, Jordan, New Zealand, South Africa, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Seychelles, Maldives, Malaysia, Brazil, Norway, Iceland, Korea, Peru, Vietnam, Greece, Slovenia and the U.S.A. Stephen is proud to be an Ambassador for the Music for Youth Initiative of Scotland and Honorary President of the Lisburn Flute Orchestra in Northern Ireland. In addition to his engagements as a classical musician he has performed alongside several popular music artists including Annie Lennox, Andrea Bocelli and pop band McFly.
In addition to his performing schedule, Stephen is invited frequently to give classes both in the UK and abroad. Upcoming masterclasses for this season include Dublin and Indiana, USA. From 2009-2011 Stephen was the Artistic Director of the Birmingham Flute Orchestra and is now proud to be an Ambassador for the Music for Youth Initiative of Scotland and Honorary President of the Lisburn Flute Orchestra in Northern Ireland- the 1st cross community ensemble of its kind promoting peace and the fight against sectarianism.
He is often invited to perform on some of the world's most luxurious cruise liners and has been a headline performer for Seabourn, Holland America Line, Silversea, Princess, Crystal, Azamara, Celebrity, P&O, Oceania, Cunard and Regent Seven Seas cruise lines.
Stephen has recorded for Classic FM, Amadeus, Linn Records and for the Naxos label and broadcast live on Northern Ireland’s 7FM and BBC Radio 3. He has released 2 solo albums on the Voyage Record Label. In 2015, Stephen was accepted into the Recording Academy of America and is now a voting member in the Grammys. Stephen has appeared on screen as the flute player in both the BBC's period drama series "Desperate Romantics" and ITV's feature film "Miss Marple - The Secret of Chimneys".
Stephen is an European Altus Artist and plays exclusively on Altus flutes.