Timothy’s unique style challenges many traditional ideas about the types of music that can be played with a violin. He is described as an incredible stage presence with an intense level of energy and talent. Born in Southern California, Timothy discovered his passion and talent for the arts early, and by the age of nine was diligently studying the violin and listening to Mark O’Connor, Jean Luc Ponty and Itzak Perlman. His passion for the arts expanded during his high school years to include vocal and theater arts as well as the violin.
In 1996 he began training at Cal State Fullerton and graduated in 2000 with a BFA in Theatre Arts. He studied intensively in vocal performance, concert violin and musical theatre arts.
In 2001, Timothy continued to refine his skills at The Boston Conservatory of Music, and just one year later, he was performing as a soloist with the Boston Pops Orchestra. His popularity as a musician was on the rise and he frequently appeared at prestigious events throughout New England and New York.
In 2002, Timothy was accepted into Brandeis University’s prestigious Performing Arts Program as a Master’s Candidate. Tim had a special gift and this highly esteemed school was the perfect place for Tim to further his studies.
After completing the Master of Fine Arts degree in 2005 from Brandeis, Timothy was offered the opportunity to tour internationally as a Lead Singer with Holland America Cruise Lines performing in their main stage production shows. While onboard, Tim also began to develop his growing interest in playing multiple genres of music on the violin, and upon his return to the Southern California, he began performing what is described as a unique blend of contemporary and classic music.
Timothy currently resides in Irvine, California, and serves as a professor of music and theater at Riverside City College. He continues to perform at weddings, corporate events and concerts all over Southern California. He is a preferred violinist at top Orange County venues such as the Ritz-Carlton Hotel at Laguna Beach, Surf and Sand Resort, the Waterfront Hilton in Huntington Beach, and many more.
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Kristen Louise · Married on 01/11/2015
Tim Espinosa is so talented and I am so thankful we had him at our wedding. His violin performance at our ceremony and cocktail hour really set the scene for such an elegant event. Our guests were so impressed with his performance. Tim was also our reception DJ and MC and we were additionally impressed and pleased with that as well. A huge thank you to Tim for all of his contributions to making our big day so perfect and special!Sent on 02/19/2015
Kelsey · Married on 05/24/2014
Tim was AWESOME! He was a fantastic MC and DJ that kept our guests dancing and entertained throughout the entire reception. His electric violin music was such a great addition to our cocktail hour and we had so many guests stop us to tell us how much they loved his music. Thanks so much for everything Tim, you are amazing!Sent on 06/12/2014
Megan · Married on 05/03/2014
Best decision we made for our wedding was hiring Tim to DJ/emcee/Play the electric violin!!! He was the perfect touch to the day and our guests still haven't stopped talking about it. I truly can't recommend Tim enough, he made us feel So comfortable and the evening ran seamless because of him and the collaboration of Holly with Simply Sweet Weddings as our wedding planner. Such a great team!!! Again, hire Tim, you won't regret it, I promise!!!Sent on 05/27/2014
Tim Espinosa is always a pleasure to work with. Not only is he a fantastic musician, but he is also a wonderful emcee! You can't go wrong with Tim Espinosa!
One of my couples hired Tim for their wedding last weekend. I was really excited to meet him as I had heard great things about him. He was amazing!! He was so laid back and easy to work with. He had such a high energy and did a great job getting the crowd going. Besides his DJ/MC skills, he is super talented at playing the violin! All the wedding guests were so impressed with him as was I. I would highly recommend Tim for your wedding DJ. He's awesome!
Tim is the best there is! We love working with him and all the guests are blown away with his talent!