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Katy Clark

Katy Clark

Executive director, Kornfeld Foundation | Past president, Brooklyn Academy of Music | Class of 1993

Katy Clark will never forget her first big violin performance, her first journey to America from South Wales, or the first time she heard those five life-changing words. 

Double decaf cap to go.

“I remember Espresso Royale, next to the music department, where as a newly arrived graduate student from the UK, I first heard that phrase and learned that ordering coffee was a serious business," says the former president of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, who began her career as a violinist and educator with the BBC Symphony Orchestra in London.

“I also remember Smith Memorial Hall, where I first saw my now-husband of almost 25 years play the piano for my roommate.

“And, of course, Krannert Center, which boasts some of the finest acoustics in the country.”

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