Timothy Klabunde

Assistant Principal

Timothy Klabunde

Timothy Klabunde, violinist, has been a member of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra since 1980 and is assistant principal second violin. MSO tours have taken him to the great concert halls of Japan, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, England, and Cuba.

Mr. Klabunde studied violin and chamber music with Leonard Sorkin, Abram Loft, Bernard Zaslav, and George Sopkin, members of the Fine Arts Quartet at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has appeared as violin soloist with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra, and the Manitowoc Symphony.

Mr. Klabunde performed at the Festival de Belles Artes in San Miguel, Mexico and the Fourth Annual International String Quartet Competition in Evian, France. He has been heard on live broadcasts for WFMT Chicago’s Dame Myra Hess Series and Wisconsin Public Radio’s Sunday Afternoon at Chazen. Since 2004, Mr. Klabunde has appeared at the Washington Island Music Festival. He has also recorded for many television, radio, studio, and stage productions.

Mr. Klabunde is a member of the Prometheus Trio at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music and information can be found here.

In addition, he is also an adjunct violin instructor and member of the Clarus Trio at Cardinal Stritch University. He enjoys extra bitter chocolate, jasmine tea, growing orchids, fishing, sailing with friends, and traveling with his family.