Teddy Wiggins
Status: Member
Member Since: September 27, 2005
Last Visit:February 2, 2018

Teddy Wiggins

Teddy Wiggins, a first-year Violin Fellow at the New World Symphony, appears regularly on the world’s finest stages. An avid orchestral musician, he has performed under the baton of many leading conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Charles Dutoit, Riccardo Muti, Manfred Honeck, Carlos Kalmar, Ken-David Masur, Rossen Milanov, Gianandrea Noseda and Valery Gergiev. Most recently, he has served as co-concertmaster of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and as a Project Inclusion fellow in the Grant Park Music Festival Orchestra. He has also performed with the prestigious Verbier Festival Orchestra in Switzerland, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Madison Symphony, Thunder Bay Symphony, New England Conservatory’s Youth Philharmonic Orchestra and Youth Orchestra of the Americas.

An active and versatile chamber musician, Mr. Wiggins has presented recitals and educational outreach programs in many concert halls, parks, schools and venues all over Chicago. Chamber music tours have led him to France, China, Canada and performances around the U.S. He was a founding member of The Annex Quartet. Well-versed in many different styles and genres of music, the Annex Quartet was invited to work beside the Kronos Quartet, making their Carnegie Hall debut with a program of contemporary string quartets. Mr. Wiggins appeared with the quartet in performances at Toronto’s Luminato Festival, Stratford Music Festival, Richard Bradshaw Amphitheater-Canadian Opera Company, and various other venues around Canada.

Mr. Wiggins’s musical passion began in his native city of St.Louis, where his principal violin teacher was Winifred Crock. Eventually, his passion led him to expand his horizons and leave his high school to attend Walnut School of the Arts, a premier boarding arts high school, in Massachusetts. Upon graduation, Mr. Wiggins pursued a performance diploma at the Glenn Gould School at The Royal Conservatory in Toronto where he studied with Paul Kantor. During that time, he was a recipient of the Rachel Barton Pine Education and Career Grant. Currently, Mr. Wiggins holds a master of music degree in violin performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where his principal teacher was Felicia Moye. When he is not engrossed in music, he enjoys cooking various cuisines and creating wine pairings, catching up on the latest movies, exploring his surroundings and staying physically active.