Tim Fain is an American violinist, perhaps best known for his performances in the movie Black Swan and his work with renowned composer Philip Glass.
Tim’s solo performances include Pro Musica in Mexico, the Pittsburgh and Tallahassee Symphonies, and the Portland Chamber Orchestra. He has performed at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, the Ravinia Festival, and Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw concert hall. His chamber performances range from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center to Spoleto, Italy, and Lucerne, Switzerland. Tim has appeared with the Mexico City, Oxford, and Cincinnati Chamber Symphonies; Brooklyn, Buffalo, and Hague Philharmonics; the Spanish National Orchestra; and the Curtis Symphony Orchestra.
The featured soloist with the Philip Glass Ensemble at Carnegie Hall in a concert version of Einstein on the Beach, he tours in a duo-recital program with Philip Glass. The centerpiece of his international multimedia evening Portals is Partita for Solo Violin, a work written for him by Philip Glass. The production features collaborations with Benjamin Millepied, Leonard Cohen, and filmmaker Kate Hackett.
Most recently, Fain collaborated with Google on a virtual reality (VR) music and film project, RESONANCE, that introduces VR capability for YouTube to the world.
Called a “charismatic young violinist with a matinee idol profile, strong musical instincts, and first-rate chops” by the Boston Globe, Tim “voiced” the violin of lead Chiwetel Ejiofor in 12 Years a Slave and Richard Gere’s violin in Bee Season.
He has appeared with the Mark Morris Dance Group, Seán Curran Company, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, and the New York City Ballet. He has also worked with jazz pianists Billy Childs and Ethan Iverson (of The Bad Plus), Joanna Newsom, Bryce Dessner (of The National), guitarist Rich Robinson (of The Black Crowes), James Blake, hip hop group Das Racist, and rapper Rahzel.
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