Soloist, chamber player, and teacher Tarn Travers currently serves as concertmaster of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, and he has been Professor of Violin at DePauw University since 2015. In 2001 he won the Heifetz Guarneri Auditions, which led to a performance on Heifetz’s “ex-David” Guarneri del Gesu. Travers spent three years with the New World Symphony, and each year performed as a soloist, playing music of Béla Bartók, Ramiro Cortés, and Chen Yi. Since then Travers has performed widely, including the Sibelius Violin Concerto for an Austrian tour that culminated in a performance in Vienna’s Konzerthaus.
Travers is a member of Chicago’s contemporary music collective Ensemble Dal Niente, with whom he has toured the United States, including performances in Boston, New York, Chicago, and at the Library of Congress in Washington, D. C. Travers holds degrees from the San Francisco Conservatory, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and Stony Brook University. His primary teachers were William Preucil, Camilla Wicks, Axel Strauss, and Philip Setzer. He plays a 2017 Curtin violin.