Tim has performed the Elgar, Walton, Schumann and Dvorak concertos and
Tchaikovsky’s ‘Rococo Variations’. He has built a reputation as an outstanding
teacher and was by some distance the youngest Professor of Cello in London when
he was appointed at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2012.
Tim’s playing has inspired a number of composers to write new pieces for
him and has given many world and UK premieres for solo cello as well as some
chamber works. Tim is Artistic Director of York Chamber Music Festival (patron
Steven Isserlis), an exciting new venture that is now in its third year.
Tim was a chorister at York Minster before wining a major music
scholarship to Eton College. He played in the National Youth Orchestra for 5
years and was Principal Cello in 2004. He was awarded a silver medal by the
Worshipful Company of Musicians for his ‘outstanding musical contribution’ to
the NYO. He won many prizes for his playing including from the Countess of
Munster Trust, the Leverhulme Trust (‘Jacqueline du Pre scholarship’),
Musicians’ Benevolent Fund, Craxton Memorial Trust and in 2011was winner of the
Kirckman Concert Society prize and the Tillett Trust 'Young Artists' Platform'.
Tim studied with Louise Hopkins at GSMD. He plays on a cello made by
Carlos Tononi in Bologna in 1716.