Clara Lyon is an accomplished performer and curator who forges meaningful connections across sonic languages and societal contexts to foster investigation and imagination. A co-artistic director of Decoda, Carnegie Hall's only affiliate ensemble, she was also a violinist and the director of programs for the Chicago-based Spektral Quartet from 2014 to 2023, during which time they were nominated for three GRAMMY awards, were named 2017 ‘Chicagoans of the Year’ by the Chicago Tribune, and taught as resident artists at the music department of the University of Chicago. Her recordings can be heard on the Nimbus, New Amsterdam, New Focus, Starkland, Sideband, and Sono Luminus labels. 

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