Alum Update: Cellist Clark Pang

From the Top alum Clark Pang, who appeared on the first episode of From the Top at Carnegie Hall, as well as radio show 215 in Portland, Maine this past March, had the opportunity to perform abroad this summer!  This 14-year-old cellist traveled to Costa Rica with the Oakland Youth Orchestra on their World Tour.

This tour included a performance at the Teatro Nacional for the Vice President and Minister of Culture of Costa Rica. Clark performed a Dvorak Concerto twice during the trip.

Clark warming up in Costa Rica

Clark was also awarded First Place this year in Ukraine’s Individualis International Competition. He was the only American to win first prize in the strings categories twice (both 2007 & 2010). Clark also received an Honorable Mention from the Davidson Institute for our nation’s profoundly gifted. Jim Whiting writes about Clark in his new book, Yo Yo Ma: A Biography.