Senior’s violin talent shape his future
Model senior’s violin talent to shape his future
Posted on 02/09/2011

Timothy Reynolds, a senior at Model High School, has been no stranger to accolades for his artistic abilities in music and the playing of his violin during his educational journey in Floyd County Schools. Now, the musical teen is looking to use his talent to shape his future. 

Reynolds recently won the high school division of the Rome Symphony Orchestra’s inaugural concerto competition held in the Ford Auditorium at Berry College. Reynolds won with his performance of the first movement of Wienlawski’s violin concerto in D minor. A total of 13 entrants competed in the RSO’s concerto competition. Both Reynolds and the collegiate division winner will perform their winning concerto pieces at the Rome Symphony Orchestra’s spring concert at the Rome City Auditorium on April 30, 2011. “We are very excited to share Diane and Timothy’s talents with the Rome community, and we hope many people will turn out for our spring concert to hear them perform their winning pieces,” said Barbara Beninato, president of the RSO.

Reynolds plans to attend the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, after graduating this spring. ”Berklee is known as one of the best music schools in the world and has the best Jazz program,” Reynolds said. “My dream is to become a performer and travel the world playing music for people to enjoy.” He plans to audition for the performance program at Berklee and hopes to combine with other students to form a performing group. Reynolds has performed at numerous locations and functions in the Rome area and was selected to study violin in the Governor’s Honors Program in Georgia. 

Reynolds will also hold his own violin concert in March to showcase his talents and help him defray the cost of college. The concert will feature Reynolds playing a wide range of music from classical to hip hop on his violin. He will be joined by musician friends to perform at the Rome City Auditorium on Saturday, March 26 at 6:00 p.m. Reynolds will perform with Sinisa Ciric and Timia Reynolds; and he will play Blue Grass music with the group Russell, Roger and Phil. In addition to classical and hip hop, Reynolds will play gospel, blues and jazz on his violin. Admission to the concert is free but donations to Reynolds’ college fund will be accepted.