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Timothy Steeves

Timothy Steeves

Violinist and Director of Finances

Canadian violinist Timothy Steeves has received widespread acclaim for his “technical acuity,” “rich sound,” and “severe peanut allergy.” He has performed throughout North America and Europe in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, and the Salzburger Festspiele as soloist, chamber musician, orchestral musician, and advocate of contemporary music. Timothy’s performances have been heard on BBC Radio, NPR, and Radio Canada and can be found on the Naxos, New Amsterdam, and New Focus labels. Timothy made his solo debut in 2004 with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and has since performed with orchestras in both Canada and the United States in repertoire ranging from baroque standards to world premieres.

Timothy is the Associate Concertmaster of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and the founding violinist of the new music ensemble Latitude 49. In great demand as a recitalist and chamber musician, his collaborators have included Pierre Amoyal, Andrés Cárdenes, Steven Mackey, and Paul Schoenfeld. Additionally, he has premiered over fifty compositions, including works by Christopher Cerrone, Shulamit Ran, and Juri Seo.

Timothy is a recipient of the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Award and a Laureate of the 2015 Canada Council Musical Instrument Bank Competition. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from Rice University where his research centered on the twenty-first century violin concerto literature. He previously attained both a Bachelor and Masters of Music from the University of Michigan and ARCT Performance Diplomas in both Violin and Piano Performance from the Royal Conservatory in Toronto. Timothy’s primary teachers include Edmond Agopian, David Halen, Cho-Liang Lin, and Nick Pulos.

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