Tim Fain

World-renowned violinist Tim Fain’s innovative approach to performances as soloist, chamber musician, and collaborator has captivated both the music industry and film scene.

Fain continues to push the envelope of his field, weaving cutting-edge technological trends into musical presentation.

Featured in films Black Swan and 12 Years a Slave, Fain electrifies audiences with his “honeyed tone, spectacular technique and engrossing musicality” (LA Times). Fain frequently tours throughout the world with composer Philip Glass, as a duo partner. Other collaborations range from Pinchas Zukerman and Benjamin Millepied to Bryce Dessner (The National), Rob Thomas and Iggy Pop. His acclaimed multi-media evening PORTALS premiered to sold-out audiences across both coasts and beyond.

In the fall of 2015, Fain collaborated with Google on a Virtual Reality music video for his song, Resonance, which introduced 360 stereoscopic VR capability for YouTube to the world and was recently shown at The Sundance Film Festival.

Past solo appearances include Baltimore Symphony, Buffalo, and Hague Philharmonics; Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Concertgebouw; 2015-16 highlights include solo performances with the Pittsburgh Symphony and National Orchestra of Spain.

Fain has collaborated with such luminaries as Pinchas Zukerman, Richard Goode, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Mitsuko Uchida, and Jonathan Biss, has appeared with the Mark Morris Dance Group, Seán Curran Company, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, on-stage at the New York City Ballet, and performed for the Dalai Lama.