Violinist Timothy Kantor will commence the role in July 2024

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Violinist Timothy Kantor © Rob Davidson

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The Sydney Conservatorium of Music has announced the appointment of Timothy Kantor as its new senior lecturer in violin. Kantor joins the Sydney faculty from the University of Arizona’s School of Music, where he held the post of associate professor of violin.

’I am thrilled to join the prestigious faculty at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music,’ said Kantor. ’Moving across the world will be an exciting new chapter for my family, and I can’t wait to be a part of the vibrant community in Sydney.’

’Mr Kantor brings extensive pedagogical knowledge and experience in all areas of interpretation and performance teaching, and with a particular strength in chamber music,’ said dean and head of school at Sydney the Conservatorium of Music, professor Anna Reid.

’His appointment at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music will bring an exciting and innovative force in string teaching to Australia.’

Kantor is the son of violinist Paul Kantor and pianist Virginia Weckstrom. He is a graduate of Bowdoin College, received a master’s from the Cleveland Institute of Music and pursued doctoral studies at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. He counts Jaime Laredo, Paul Kantor, Stephen Kecskemethy, Andrew Jennings, and Mark Kaplan as his mentors.

He has performed extensively as a member of the Afiara Quartet in Toronto. His collaboration on the project Spin Cycle with DJ Skratch Bastid resulted in a Juno Award-nominated album and a solo performance with the Toronto Symphony.

Kantor is the former concertmaster of the Evansville Philharmonic. As a chamber musician, he has performed with musicians including Joshua Bell, Jaime Laredo, Sharon Robinson, Atar Arad, William Preucil, Alexander Kerr, Mark Steinberg, and the Pacifica Quartet. He has been featured as an artist on prominent platforms such as American Public Media’s ’Performance Today,’ CBC Radio, and various classical radio stations in Cleveland, Toronto, and Tucson.

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