Biography: Timothy Kantor, Violinist

Tim Kantor, Violinist

Violinist Timothy Kantor is the second violinist of the Afiara Quartet in Toronto. The former concertmaster of the Evansville Philharmonic in Evansville, Indiana, Mr. Kantor is a founding member of the Larchmere String Quartet. He has been featured on American Public Media’s “Performance Today” and has performed as a member of the Kuttner String Quartet in residence at Indiana University and numerous residencies at the Banff Centre. He shared the stage with many of today’s leading musicians, including Joshua Bell, Jaime Laredo, Sharon Robinson, Atar Arad, Alex Kerr and the Pacifica Quartet. Mr. Kantor is devoted to the performance of new works and has performed with numerous new music ensembles as both a soloist and chamber musician.

Mr. Kantor has studied at Bowdoin College, the Cleveland Institute of Music and Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, and his mentors include Mark Kaplan, Jaime Laredo, Paul Kantor, and Stephen Kecskemethy. Mr. Kantor is a dedicated teacher and enjoys sharing music with students in all corners of the world, from Toronto to the Dominican Republic. In his free time he enjoys basketball and auto racing.