Jinty McTavish

Jinty McTavish began her violin studies at the age of four in her small town of Lafayette, Indiana after emigrating with her family from her hometown, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Jinty McTavish began her violin studies at the age of four in the small town of Lafayette, Indiana after emigrating with her family from her hometown, Winnipeg, Manitoba. When she was 10, Jinty made her solo debut with the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra, and performed with them a second time at age 16 after winning the local concerto competition. That same year, she began traveling to Bloomington, IN to study with Mauricio Fuks and his principal assistant, Minjung Cho. Jinty continued on to study under Fuks’ tutelage and became one of his teaching assistants at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music where she received her Bachelor of Music in violin performance in 2014.

Following her graduation, Jinty moved to Chicago to study with Almita Vamos and serve as her teaching assistant. Prior to winning the audition with ATLYS for Lincoln Center Stage, Jinty played with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and was able to collaborate and learn from members of the Chicago Symphony, Riccardo Muti, and Yo-Yo Ma.

Nowadays, Jinty is known for her passionate performances, fiery improvisations, and Paul Buckmaster-inspired string arrangements. When she’s not performing with ATLYS, you can find her teaching her students in Chicago, working on her solo Instagram project, @jintshred, or searching for her new favorite brewery.                     

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