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“…with the brilliant young American violinist Tim Fain as soloist…Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1. Mr. Fain brought technical finesse, lyrical ardor and cagey control to his alluring performance. He gave a rippling, zestful account of the scherzo and dispatched the streams of intricate scales and ornate passagework of the final Moderato with ease. A hit with the audience, this boyish virtuoso offered a sizable solo encore, “Arches.” It is a 10-minute, volatile and technically arduous work by the American composer Kevin Puts, and he played it scintillatingly.”

NEW YORK TIMES

A SOLO ARTIST WHO HITS ALL THE NOTES

Fain’s tone is dark yet athletic; he plays a mean violin…he played distinctively; establishing versatility, lyricism, virtuosity. The dynamic, technically nimble American violinist Timothy Fain….a performer with a burgeoning career”

NEW YORK TIMES

“he was emotionally available to every phrase [Beethoven Concerto]. The spiritual heights of the slow movement were within Fain's grasp in ways you don't often hear in more seasoned violinists.”

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

Fain mastered this impressive musical composition [Barber Concerto]. His sound was strong and evenly balanced throughout the entire range of his instrument from the highly lyrical passages through the large angular leaps to the racing virtuostic passages of sixteenth-notes in the final movement.

POST-CRESCENT (Appleton, WI)

Their performance was highlighted by a brilliant local debut by violinist Tim Fain, a young artist who is certain to make his mark in the concert world. An impeccable technique and purity of tone was given full display in some remarkable solo cadenzas [Mozart 5] in each of the movements. Lusty applause and bravos from the audience following each movement seemed not out of place when elicited by such a charismatic and "connected" artist [with] virtuosic command of his instrument, mature musical sensitivity, and an adventurous approach

Arizona Daily Sun

“Tim Fain has everything he needs for a spectacular career. What brought the audience to its feet demanding three encores was his sheer youthful exuberance and dazzling technical skill.”

WASHINGTON POST

“Timothy Fain’s performance of the Bartók Violin Concerto No. 2 was expressive, brilliant and elegant.” (Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York)

THE STRAD

“The performance had great dash and authority.”

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

“Timothy Fain delivered one of the best performances of the Beethoven Violin Concerto I’ve ever heard. It was strong, beautifully shaded, and intensely emotional.”

PHILADELPHIA FORUM

“In his performance of the Chausson Poème, Fain proved to be an unusual find”

THE OUTLOOK (Marina del Rey, CA)

“Beethoven’s ‘Spring’ Sonata was played with lyric grace, and Sarasate’s Introduction and Tarantelle seemed tailor-made to show his strengths: speed, power, accuracy; skilled use of left-hand pizzicato; harmonics; and expressive glissandos.”

WASHINGTON POST

“With polished bravura in Mozart’s Adagio in E major, K. 261, violinist Timothy Fain produced a pure, full singing tone on his instrument.”

LOS ANGELES TIME


“A charismatic young prize-winning violinist, Timothy Fain is a tall string bean of a fellow with a matinee idol profile, strong musical instincts, and first rate chops.”

BOSTON GLOBE

“In Baltimore, the soloist was the formidable young virtuoso Timothy Fain [Kernis Lament and Prayer], who swayed balletically as he dug into the score.”

NEW YORKER