Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Tim Rinehart | 2nd Prize | Strings | 5th Edition | ENKOR Int'l Music Competition

Tim Rinehart has been an active orchestral musician since 2013 when he began attending the Duke University String School (DUSS), in which he is currently the double bass section leader in the Youth Symphony. Tim began playing piano at the age of 5 and double bass at 11 and currently studies bass with Mr. Leonid Finkelshteyn, Principal Bass of the North Carolina Symphony.

He was selected as principal bass of the 2017, 2018, and 2019 North Carolina All-State Honors Orchestra, as well as third chair at the All-National Honor Ensembles Symphony Orchestra of 2018. He attended the Eastern Music Festival in the summer of 2018 and the National Youth Orchestra in the summer of 2019, where he attended a three week residency in New York followed by a one week tour of the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Germany.

Tim won the DUSS Concerto Competition and performed the Dragonetti Bass Concerto with the Duke Youth Symphony in March of 2017. He competed in the semi-finals of the International Society of Bassists (ISB) 15-18 Division Competition at Indiana University in June at the 2019 ISB convention. He also won the Chapel Hill Philharmonia student concerto competition where he performed the Koussevitzky Bass Concerto in May of 2019.

Equally adept at jazz, Tim has been part of Raleigh’s Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble (TYJE) which has been a finalist at the 2019 Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition in New York City for four years in a row. He also plays in a small group organized through the Durham Jazz Workshop at local gigs.

Tim's interests extend beyond music. He is a competitive speedcuber and is currently ranked fourth in North Carolina for the 3x3 Rubik’s Cube single solve with a time of 7.29 seconds. He is also the president and founder of the Cubing Club at his high school.

A senior at Chapel Hill High School, Tim enjoys studying math and science and plans to continue his academic studies in college in addition to music.

First Movement, Concerto No. 2, Bottesini, 5 minutes and 51 seconds