Violinist Tim Fain was seen on screen and heard on the Grammy-nominated soundtrack of Black Swan; as well, he gave ‘voice’ to the lead character in the film 12 Years a Slave, and to Richard Gere’s violin in Bee Season.
Fain has appeared as soloist with orchestras throughout the world; as well as in recitals at the Ravinia Festival, Kennedy Center, Concertgebouw, Boston’s Gardner Museum, Festival de Musica de Camera, Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, and New York’s 92nd Street Y, among others. He has toured with Musicians from Marlboro, appeared at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Spoleto and Santa Fe music festivals; and continues to tour the globe in a duo-recital program with Philip Glass. A fervent champion of 20th and 21st century composers, he tours his solo multimedia program, Portals, throughout the world. For his adventuresome spirit and vast musical gifts, Fain was recognized with a Young Concert Artists International Award and an Avery Fisher Career Grant.
Fain has collaborated with luminaries including Pinchas Zukerman, Richard Goode, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and Mitsuko Uchida; has appeared with the Mark Morris and Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane dance companies; and performed onstage alongside the dancers of New York City Ballet in the acclaimed premiere of Benjamin Millepied’s Double Aria. He has worked with jazz pianist Ethan Iverson, guitarist Rich Robinson, Iggy Pop, Bryce Dessner, and appeared at Jazz at Lincoln Center with Rob Thomas.
Fain performs on a violin made by Franceso Gobetti, Venice 1717, on extended loan from Clement and Karen Arrison through the generous efforts of the Stradivari Society of Chicago. He makes his Cabrillo Festival debut in Glass’ Double Concerto for Violin and Cello on Saturday, August 15th.