Tim began his studies at age four at the Preucil School of Music. He was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and then studied intensively with Movses Pogossian and Guillaume Sutre at UCLA, where he received a Bachelors of Music and a Master of Music.

He also studied with Alexander Kirov at Moscow Conservatory and with Anatoly Reznikovsky at the St. Petersburg Conservatory. Studying in Russia, Tim developed a fascination and appreciation of the Russian Violin School.

He attended Summit music festival as a student of Curtis Faculty Aaron Rosand and Christina Khimm.

Currently, Tim is the violinist for the Troika piano trio. He has performed throughout California and Carnegie Hall in New York. He has soloed with the San Francisco Korean Symphony, and played as a section violinist. He has performed chamber music with Anne Akiko Meyers, Richard O’Neill, Guillaume Sutre, Stuart Canin, and Antonio Lysy.

In 2017 he attended the Juilliard teachers’ symposium for violin studies, where he observerd and learned from leading teachers in the field of pedagogy.

He dedicates his time now to sharing his love for music with students, many of whom have won orchestra leadership roles and competitions (See Student Achievements).