Timothy B. Edwards has concertized extensively in the United States as well as the major capitals of Europe, both in the areas of Chamber Music and Orchestral literature. He has been thrilled to have had the opportunity to perform the Barber String Quartet containing the famous " Adagio " before John Carlo Menotti while in Spoleto, Italy, and has experienced the joy of performing in Carnegie Hall in New York (United States of America) as well as the Musikverein in Vienna (Austria).
Mr. Edwards has served as Concertmaster of the Des Moines Metro Opera and as an Acting Concertmaster with the Flint (MI) Symphony Orchestra. Timothy has held positions as section First Violinist with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra (Toledo, OH) from 1984 - 2000 ; and as Concertmaster, chamber musician and part of the management team that has run the Chamber Music Society of Good Shepherd in Jacksonville, FL, where he was involved in extensive seasons of chamber music selection, preparation and performance.
Though Mr. Edwards talents lay primarily in the classical music realm, for which he has extensive knowledge, he is also well versed in the stylistic genres of Jazz and Pop (Timothy has performed as part of an orchestra with such notable performers as Sarah Vaughn, Al Jarreau, Aretha Franklin and Mariah Carey).
Timothy began violin study in the public schools of Detroit, Michigan until his talents were brought to the attention of the wife and Concertmaster of the Detroit Symphony, Hortense and Mischa Mischakoff, under whose tutelage he remained until leaving to study year round on scholarship at the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, MI.
Mr. Edwards holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester (B.M. ; Rochester, NY) ; and the University of Michigan (M.M. ; Ann Arbor, MI).
Mr. Edwards also believes in giving back to the community by teaching his private studio of young upcoming musicians, as well as concertizing in the community in recital, chamber music and orchestra performances.