Tim Connell

Tim Connell, a graduate of the prestigious New England Conservatory of Music and a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist with over twenty years professional performing experience, Tim Connell is a rising star in the acoustic music scene, forging a sophisticated and worldly voice for the mandolin in his work with Mike Marshall, Avi Avital and Radim Zenkl in the international mandolin supergroup The Ger Mandolin Orchestra; his recordings and tours with Brazilian choro group Rio Con Brio; "Mando Planet", his world music mandolin duo with Jack Dwyer; and his genre-bending, improvisatory fireworks with acoustic guitar great Eric Skye.

In the last two years, Tim's work with the mandolin has found him trading licks onstage with his heroes Mike Marshall and David Grisman, concertizing in Germany with the German-Dutch mandolin ensemble Mando Nuevo, performing pre-war Yiddish music to standing-room-only audiences in synagogues in Poland, and appearing as guest artist with the Oregon Mandolin Orchestra.

Tim is a veteran teacher and workshop presenter, having taught on faculty alongside of David Grisman, Mike Marshall and Mike Compton at the annual Mandolin Symposium in Santa Cruz, CA; with Brian Oberlin, Don Stiernberg and Radim Zenkl at the River of the West Mandolin Camp; at the annual Wintergrass Bluegrass Festival, and teaching mandolin as an Adjunct Professor of Music at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, OR.

Visit www.timconnellmusic.com to learn more about Tim.

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