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Tim Fain was a recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant and was featured in Strad Magazine in 2007. He was also selected as one of Symphony Magazine’s featured ‘Up-and-Coming’ young musicians of 2006.
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 Tim Fain….a performer with a burgeoning career”
“In Baltimore, the soloist was the formidable young virtuoso Tim Fain [Kernis Lament and Prayer], who swayed balletically as he dug into the score.”
“SUPERB ENSEMBLE OF VIOLIN AND PIANO”
“Move over Gil Shaham and Joshua Bell. There’s a new boy in town, Tim Fain, and he has it all — charisma, superb musicianship and a fantastic virtuosity that serves the music without calling unnecessary attention to itself”
“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.”
POST-CRESCENT, Appleton, WI
“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 virtuosic passages of sixteenth-notes in the final movement.”
CHICAGO SUN TIMES
“…the eloquent Tim Fain”
“…go [Glass, Book of Longing], if only to see Tim Fain’s impassioned attack on the violin!”
ARIZONA DAILY SUN
“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”
“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.”
“Tim Fain’s performance of the Bartók Violin Concerto No. 2 was expressive, brilliant and elegant.” (Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York)
POST & COURRIER, Charlston, SC
“Instrumental playing was at a strikingly high level [Glass, Book of Longing], with [a] virtuoso solo delivered by violinist Tim Fain”
“The performance had great dash and authority.”
“Tim Fain delivered one of the best performances of the Beethoven Violin Concerto I’ve ever heard. It was strong, beautifully shaded, and intensely emotional.”
“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.”
THE OUTLOOK, Marina del Rey, CA
“In his performance of the Chausson Poème, Fain proved to be an unusual find”
LOS ANGELES TIMES
“With polished bravura in Mozart’s Adagio in E major, K. 261, violinist Tim Fain produced a pure, full singing tone on his instrument.”
“A charismatic young prize-winning violinist, Tim Fain is a tall string bean of a fellow with a matinee idol profile, strong musical instincts, and first rate chops.”