Tim Fain’s First Loves
Avery Fisher Career Grant-winning violinist Tim Fain was seen and heard in the film Black Swan, and gives “voice” to the violin of the lead actor in the film 12 Years a Slave. Recent appearances include the Baltimore Symphony, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Musicians from Marlboro, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and the National Orchestra of Spain. His collaborations include artists from Pinchas Zukerman and Richard Goode to Rob Thomas and Iggy Pop. His discography includes Arches, River of Light, and Philip Glass’s Double Concerto with the Hague Philharmonic.
Pianist Robert Koenig has earned a reputation as a much sought-after collaborative artist and chamber musician playing in major music capitols throughout the globe with some of today’s most renowned musicians.
A note from Tim…
“As a kid, I was surrounded by classical, pop, rock, jazz, film and contemporary concert music—finding a balance of old and new music is still very important to me. Many of the works on First Loves are the ones that drew me in as a child – Rachmaninoff, Sarasate, and Wieniawski, arrangements by Heifetz, and Kreisler – and remain profoundly relevant today. I’ve also included my own arrangement of themes from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, which I made after my work on-camera and on the soundtrack for the film Black Swan. Each track is dedicated to someone who inspired me or made it possible for me to be the person and the artist that I am today. My hope is that First Loves will inspire others, young and old, to fall in love with the violin as I did.”