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Sydney Conservatorium of Music welcomes new Senior Lecturer in Violin

2 May 2024
The Sydney Conservatorium of Music is pleased to welcome Timothy Kantor to our String Unit. An inspiring teacher and dedicated coach, Mr. Kantor brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise as an educator and performer.
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Musician and educator Timothy Kantor

Mr Kantor joins the Conservatorium from the University of Arizona’s School of Music, where he was Associate Professor of Violin.  He graduated with honors from Bowdoin College, obtained a Master of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and pursued doctoral studies at Indiana University. Among his esteemed mentors are Jaime Laredo, Paul Kantor, Stephen Kecskemethy, Andrew Jennings, and Mark Kaplan.

He has performed extensively as a member of the Afiara Quartet in Toronto and contributed to the development of many innovative projects. Notably, 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. His diverse collaborations include work with scratch DJ Kid Koala, Academy Award-nominated producer KK Barrett, and jazz virtuoso Uri Caine.

Mr Kantor has performed chamber music with leading 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.

On making the move to Sydney, Mr Kantor shares that he is looking forward to contributing to music making at the Conservatorium.

“I am thrilled to join the prestigious faculty at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music,” said Mr Kantor, who will commence his role in July 2024.

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.
Timothy Kantor

“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.”

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