Avery Fisher Career Grant-winning violinist Tim Fain was selected as one of Symphony magazine’s Up-and-Coming Young Musicians, was a Strad magazine “Pick of Up and Coming Musicians,“ and was heard as the “voice” of Richard Gere’s violin in Fox Searchlight’s feature film Bee Season. Recipient of the coveted Young Concert Artists International Award, he made his Baltimore Symphony debut, with Marin Alsop conducting, appeared as soloist with the Philip Glass Ensemble at Carnegie Hall, debuted with the Brooklyn Philharmonic, made his Ravinia Festival recital debut, and gave other recitals for the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and in Utah, Maryland, Syracuse and more. He has appeared as soloist with the Orchestra of St. Luke's, Mexico City Philharmonic, New York Chamber Symphony at Alice Tully Hall, Curtis Symphony Orchestra at Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center and many others internationally in works ranging from Beethoven and Tchaikovsky to Danielpour and Corigliano.

His recitals have taken him to the Kennedy Center, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Boston’s Gardner Museum, Mexico’s Festival de Musica de Camera, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, California’s Carmel Mozart Society, and New York’s 92nd Street Y. He has toured with Musicians from Marlboro, performed as a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and appeared at the Spoleto, Ravinia, Moab, and Santa Fe Festivals.

His debut CD on Image Recordings combines old and new solo works and has another disc due out on Naxos next season. He was hailed for his appearance as guest soloist with the New York City Ballet, and has toured nationally and abroad with the Mark Morris Dance Group and Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. Passionate about jazz, he has worked with jazz pianist Ethan Iverson, and has recently appeared with composer-saxophonist Patrick Zimmerli at the Jazz Standard and with composer-violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain at The Cutting Room.

A native of Santa Monica, California, Tim Fain is a graduate of the Curtis Institute, where he studied with Victor Danchenko, and The Juilliard School, where he studied with and Robert Mann.
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