The recipient of the 2016 Sir James Galway Rising Star award and 1st Prize winner of the IMKA Music Competition, Stephen Clark was born in Glasgow, Scotland and studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Royal Northern College of Music and in both America and Switzerland with Sir James Galway.
As a soloist he performs over 200 concerts each year internationally. Performances 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, Spain, Poland, Lithuania, 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.
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. Stephen is proud to be Honorary President of the Lisburn Flute Orchestra in Northern Ireland.
In addition to his engagements as a classical musician he has performed as a soloist alongside several popular music artists including Annie Lennox, Andrea Bocelli and pop band McFly. He has recorded for Classic FM, Linn Records, Naxos and broadcast live on 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 the feature film "Miss Marple - The Secret of Chimneys". He is regularly invited to perform on some of the world's most luxurious cruise liners and has been a headline performer for Cunard, Silversea, Regent Seven Seas, Holland America, Seabourn, P&O, Celebrity, Oceania and Crystal Cruise Lines.