Teddy Wiggins, violinist, is a recent alumnus of the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida. As an orchestral musician, he has performed with Verbier MusicFestival in Switzerland, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Grant Park Symphony Orchestra, Madison Symphony, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, and many others. Often in principal roles, he has worked under the baton of many leading conductors, such as Michael Tilson Thomas, Xian Zhang, Roberto Abbado, Carlos Kalmar, John Williams, Zubin Mehta, Edwin Outwater, and Valery Gergiev.
His passion for chamber and freelance performance has led Mr. Wiggins to workwith artists such as Regina Spektor, Kanye West, Ledisi, an Measha Brueggergosman. In 2020, he recorded works for violin and piano for the StoughtonChamber Music Festival’s virtual concert series, and his talent continues to be indemand for solo recitals, performances, and masterclasses. He was a foundingmember of Canada’s The Annex Quartet and, during his residency, the group wasinvited to play alongside the Kronos Quartet at Carnegie Hall.
Mr. Wiggins’ ability to connect emotionally with audiences has allowed him to develop and participate in many successful outreach projects. In March 2020, he was a visiting artist with the Music Con Brio program in Madison, Wisconsin, serving as amentor for young string players and pianists. During his fellowship with New World Symphony, he was inspired to create a full-sensory concert experience for the community called Music Bites, where dinner courses were carefully selected to match the moods of each piece in the program. In 2019, Mr. Wiggins travelled to Medellin, Colombia to work with the students of the symphonic Iberacademy. He has been a member of Grant Park Music Festival’s Project Inclusion (PI) String Quartet, which engages Chicago’s traditionally underrepresented communities through free, outdoor concerts for families, as well as special interactive concerts for kids.
Mr. Wiggins is a proud alumnus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and The Glenn Gould School at The Royal Conservatory in Toronto. His principal teachers include Paul Kantor, Felicia Moye, Barry Shiffman, Kelly Barr, Winifred Crock, and Ruth Panhorst. Mr. Wiggins is a recipient of the Rachel Barton Pine Foundation’s Grant for Educationand Career. He is a native of St. Louis, Missouri.