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Young Artist in Residence: Timothy Kantor

Performance Today has invited musicians from the top American conservatories to visit the PT studios for a week-long residency. We'll hear them play great music and talk about their backgrounds, their ambitions, and what it means to be a musician.

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Violinist Timothy Kantor was recently appointed concertmaster of the Evansville Philharmonic in Indiana. An avid chamber musician, Timothy is a founding member of the Larchmere String Quartet, the Eykamp String Quartet in Residence at the Evansville Philharmonic and University of Evansville.

He has also performed as a member of the Kuttner String Quartet in residence at Indiana University, the chamber music and "Quartet in the Community" residencies at the Banff Centre, the Juilliard String Quartet Seminar and the St. Lawrence String Quartet Chamber Music Seminar.

He has performed with many of today's leading musicians, including Joshua Bell, Jaime Laredo, Sharon Robinson, Atar Arad, Evelyne Brancart, Eric Kim and Alex Kerr.

Timothy is devoted to the performance of new music and has participated as soloist, concertmaster and chamber musician with the New Music Ensembles at the Cleveland Institute of Music and Indiana University.

He also performs as a soloist and chamber musician with the Percussion Plus Project at DePauw University and with Margaret Brouwer's Blue Streak Ensemble.

Timothy graduated with honors from Bowdoin College and has a Masters degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music. His former teachers include Jaime Laredo, Paul Kantor, Stephen Kecskemethy and Andrew Jennings.

Timothy is currently pursuing his doctorate in violin performance at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, studying with Mark Kaplan.

He is also a dedicated teacher and is the Assistant Professor of Violin at the Fundacion por la Musica in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.

Listen to performances by Timothy Kantor and pianist Clare Longendyke.

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