Recently a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, violinist Teddy Wiggins appears regularly in some of the world’s finest stages. An avid orchestral musician, Teddy has been heard in the prestigious Verbier Festival Orchestra in Switzerland, Royal Conservatory Orchestra in Toronto and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Chamber Orchestra. His other experiences include the Madison Symphony, Dubuque Symphony, New England Conservatory’s Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, Youth Orchestra of the Americas. In addition, he has performed under the baton of many leading conductors such as Mario Bernardi, Zubin Mehta, Charles Dutoit, Manfred Honeck, Gianandrea Noseda, and Valery Gergiev.
An active chamber musician, Teddy was a founding member of The Annex Quartet. In 2010, The Annex Quartet was invited to work beside the Kronos Quartet, making their Carnegie Hall debut. In addition, while involved in the group the quartet’s performances included Toronto’s Luminato Festival 2011, Stratford Music Festival 2011, Richard Bradshaw Amphitheater, Mazzoleni Hall and the Bloor Street United Church. Currently, Teddy is also proficient with duo, trio, and quintet repertoire. Chamber music tours have lead him to France, China, Canada, and performances around the U.S .
Teddy was a recipient of the Rachel Barton Pine Education and Career Grant. Currently, he holds a Masters of Music Degree in violin performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Performance Diploma at The Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory. His principal teachers include Paul Kantor, Felicia Moye, Kelly Barr, and Winifred Crock.
Lakes Area Music Festival
715 Laurel Street
Brainerd MN 56401
Hours: T, W, F 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.