Canadian violinist Timothy Steeves has performed throughout North America and Europe as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral musician, and advocate of contemporary music. He has performed in such venues as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and the Salzburger Festspiele. Additionally his performances have been heard on BBC Radio, NPR, and Radio Canada among others. Timothy made his solo debut in 2004 with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and has since performed with orchestras in both Canada and the United States in repertoire ranging from baroque standards to world premieres.
Timothy is the Associate Concertmaster of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Previously he served as Concertmaster of the National Repertory Orchestra in Breckenridge, Assistant Concertmaster of the New York String Orchestra Seminar, and Concertmaster for the world-premiere recording of Darius Milhaud’s Oresteia of Aeschylus, which was nominated for a GRAMMY® Award for Best Opera Recording. Timothy’s chamber music collaborators have included Pierre Amoyal, Andrés Cárdenes, Nancy Ambrose King, Steven Mackey, and Paul Schoenfeld and he has also toured both Canada and the United States as a duo with pianist Jani Parsons and with soprano Alexandra Smither.
A passionate advocate of contemporary music, Timothy has given the world premieres of dozens of works. He is the founding violinist of the new music ensemble Latitude 49 with which he has toured all over the United States and partnered with several institutions of high learning including Baylor University, Princeton University, and the University of Michigan. The ensemble’s debut album, Curious Minds, was released in 2017.
Timothy is a recipient of the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Award and a Laureate of the 2015 Canada Council Musical Instrument Bank Competition. He is a Doctor of Musical Arts Candidate at Rice University having previously attained both a Bachelors and Masters of Music in Violin Performance from the University of Michigan. Timothy’s primary teachers include Edmond Agopian, David Halen, Cho-Liang Lin, Nick Pulos, and Stephen Shipps.