Award-winning violinist Timothy Fain makes Atlanta debut May 5

Violinist Timothy Fain. Photo by Briana Blasko. 

April 1, 2013

Violinist Timothy Fain, seen on screen and heard on the soundtrack of the film ¿Black Swan,¿ makes his Atlanta debut in a free concert presented by the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta (ECMSA) on Sunday  May 5 at 4 p.m. in Emory¿s Schwartz Center for Performing Arts.  

The program features Vivaldi¿s Four Seasons, performed by the Society Chamber Orchestra, with Fain as soloist. Also celebrating Cinco de Mayo, the Vega String Quartet will perform ¿Suite Latina¿ by composer and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra violinist Juan Ramirez. A champagne and cake reception is included at intermission, to celebrate a successful 20th anniversary season for ECMSA. 

Timothy Fain
With his adventuresome spirit and vast musical gifts, violinist Tim Fain has emerged as a mesmerizing new presence on the music scene. The "charismatic young violinist with a matinee idol profile, strong musical instincts, and first rate chops" (¿Boston Globe¿) was seen on screen and heard on the soundtrack of the film ¿Black Swan¿ as well as heard on the film ¿Bee Season¿ with Richard Gere. Selected as one of ¿Symphony¿ and ¿The Strad¿ magazines' "Up-and-Coming Musicians," Fain captured the Avery Fisher Career Grant and a Young Concert Artists International Award. 

Fain has appeared as a soloist with symphonies around the world and has performed in recitals at the Ravinia Festival, Kennedy Center and many more. He currently tours the US and Europe with Philip Glass, and is scheduled to perform with Glass at the Schwartz Center this fall, Sept. 27. Read more about Timothy Fain. 

Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta (ECMSA)
Celebrating its milestone 20th season, Atlanta¿s largest chamber music organization presents weekend concerts, a family series, and noontime performances in addition to extensive educational activities.

Emory has received a $1 million matching challenge grant from the Abraham J. and Phyllis Katz Foundation to keep a string quartet permanently in residence, and in honor of the anniversary season, all concerts are free, with donations directed toward this fund. ¿We hope that everyone who loves great music will donate generously and be a part of this extraordinary opportunity to make a permanent impact on the cultural life of the entire community¿ says ECMSA Artistic Director William Ransom.  

More info about ECMSA and May 5 event details are at arts.emory.edu/ecmsa 

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Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta (ECMSA)
Atlanta¿s largest and most active chamber music organization brings together some of the city¿s finest resident musicians with internationally known guest artists who are dedicated to performing the most beautiful, exciting and interesting music from the chamber repertoire. The Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta is supported by the Cherry L. Emerson Endowment, the Office of Educational Programs at the Michael C. Carlos Museum, the Christian Humann Foundation and the Friends of Music. The Vega String Quartet residency is made possible in part through the generous support of the Abraham J. and Phyllis Katz Foundation and Friends of Music at Emory.