Timothy Kamps

Violinist Timothy Kamps is Concertmaster of the Wisconsin Philharmonic, a position he has held since 2018.  Tim is also a member of the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra and the Madison Symphony Orchestra, and has also served as Associate Concertmaster of the Dubuque and La Crosse Symphony Orchestras.  Besides a full calendar of orchestral performances, Tim enjoys collaborating with other chamber musicians, including a Midwest recital series and a residency at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville with the Kipperton String Quartet.  In recent years Tim has soloed with the Philharmonic as well as the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Dubuque Symphony, Middleton Community Orchestra, and UW-Platteville Symphony, and he has also performed as concertmaster with the Capital City Theatre, on Wisconsin Public Radio’s The Midday, and as a featured performer for gala events.  Tim began violin lessons at age 4 with Everett Goodwin at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Suzuki Talent Education Center, and later studied with Roland and Almita Vamos at the Music Institute of Chicago, and Vartan Manoogian and Felicia Moye at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, where he was awarded the Patricia A. Cheney scholarship, served as concertmaster of the UW Chamber Orchestra, and received his Bachelor of Arts in Violin Performance.  Tim, his wife Laura Mericle, and their young son reside in Madison, Wisconsin.


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