Timothy F Zavadil
Timothy Zavadil joined the Minnesota Orchestra in 2007 as clarinetist and bass clarinetist. Since then, he has also performed with the orchestra on E-flat clarinet, contrabass clarinet, basset horn, and saxophones. Previously a member of the Louisville Orchestra, Toledo Symphony and Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Zavadil has also performed with the New York Philharmonic and the Chicago, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, National, Toronto and St. Louis symphony orchestras. Zavadil has been active with a variety of summer festivals, such as the Peninsula Music Festival Orchestra in Door County, Wisconsin, Spoleto (Italy) Festival Orchestra, Grant Park Symphony Orchestra, National Repertory Orchestra, the American-Russian Youth Orchestra, as well as the 1994 Solti Orchestral Project at Carnegie Hall. An active chamber musician, he has performed in several Minnesota Orchestra chamber concerts, as well as with a number of other ensembles based in the Twin Cities, Louisville and Toledo. Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Zavadil holds master and bachelor of music degrees from, respectively, Northwestern University and DePaul University, and counts J. Lawrie Bloom, Russell Dagon, John Bruce Yeh and Larry Combs among his primary teachers. In 2017, Zavadil joined the clarinet faculty at the University of Minnesota and continues to maintain an active private teaching studio in the Twin Cities. Zavadil is a Buffet artist, playing exclusively on Buffet clarinets.