Tim Macdonald

Heralded for his “impressive and stylistically Scottish playing” (Melinda Crawford), Tim Macdonald is a regular performer, composer, and teacher of Scottish-Baroque music. The reigning US National Scottish Fiddling Champion (and the first to win the title on a Baroque violin), Tim has performed with Rachel Barton Pine, Jeremy Ward, and Colyn Fischer, among others. He made his New York debut in a sold-out performance at the Frick Collection as a guest soloist with acclaimed Baroque group Trio Settecento, and he has also appeared with the Trio on WQXR classical radio. A scholar as well as a player, Tim is an Arthur and Lila Weinberg Fellow at the Newberry Library, where he will be researching the period-correct performance of Scottish-Baroque music, focusing on the works of Robert Mackintosh. He also plays the viola d'amore, harpsichord, and concertina, develops software, and recently ran the Chicago Marathon for charity.