Timothy Steeves

Canadian violinist Timothy Steeves has performed throughout North America and Europe as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral musician, and advocate of contemporary music. He has performed in such venues as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and the Salzburger Festspiele and his performances have also been heard on BBC Radio, NPR, and Radio Canada among others. 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 Vivaldi to Corigliano. Timothy was recently named Acting Associate Concertmaster of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Previously, he served as Concertmaster for the world-premiere recording of Darius Milhaud’s Oresteia of Aeschylus, which was nominated for a GRAMMY® Award for Best Opera Recording. Timothy’s chamber music collaborators have included Pierre Amoyal, Andrés Cárdenes, Nancy Ambrose King, Steven Mackey, and Paul Schoenfeld. He has also performed throughout the United States as the founding violinist of the new music ensemble Latitude 49, whose debut album Curious Minds was released in January of 2017. Timothy has also toured both Canada and the United States as a duo with pianist Jani Parsons and with soprano Alexandra Smither. Timothy completed a Bachelors and Masters of Music in Violin Performance at the University of Michigan, studying with David Halen and Stephen Shipps and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts at Rice University under the tutelage of Cho-Liang Lin. Timothy performs on a 1871 Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume, on loan by the Canada Council for the Arts Musical Instrument Bank.

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