Biography

 

Born in 1995 in London, Timothy began playing viola at the age of 8 and now studies at the Royal Academy of Music with Martin Outram. He previously studied at Junior Academy with Jonathan Barritt. Timothy has attended the International Musicians Seminars at Prussia Cove, the Carl Flesch Academy in Baden Baden and the International Music Academy in Liechtenstein. He has participated in master classes with Lawrence Power, Maxim Rysanov, Hartmut Rohde and Thomas Riebl.

Timothy has played Principal Viola with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britian, the Ljubljana International Orchestra, and the Royal Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra.

Timothy made his concerto debut in 2011 with Martinu’s Rhapsody-Concerto and since then has performed with a variety of orchestras including the Baden Baden Philharmonic. Recent concert highlights have included Walton’s Concerto with the YMSO at St John’s Smith Square in an evening sponsored by the William Walton Trust, and Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante with Maxim Vengerov at the Royal Academy of Music. He has also recently played recitals at Colston Hall, and the International Viola Congress in Porto.

 He plays chamber music with various ensembles, including the Celan Quartet, a quartet resident at Wye Valley and Musikdorf Ernen Festivals. He has also collaborated with eminent musicians such as Vera Beths, Jennifer Stumm, Catherine Manson and James Boyd.  Timothy has played at many festivals around Europe, including Open Chamber Music at IMS Prussia Cove, Next Generation Classic Festival Bad Ragaz, Accademia dei Cameristi Bari, Musique a Marsac in France, and next year will play at Schubertiade in Austria.

Future engagements include concerto performances with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Strings, the Bad Ragaz Festival Orchestra, the Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra, and the Orchestra of the Swan, as well as recitals at Brighton Festival, and St Barnabas, Ealing.

In October 2014 Timothy won the Cecil Aronowitz International Viola Competition. There he was also awarded the Britten-Pears Prize for his performance of Britten’s Lachrymae and the Bishop Instruments Prize for his performance of Hindemith Sonata Op 11. No. 4. In 2013 he was awarded 1st Place in the Theodore Holland Viola Prize at RAM, and in 2014 at the 21st International Johannes Brahms Competition he was awarded the prize of the European String Teachers Association.

Timothy is supported by Ian Stoutzker and the Albert and Eugine Frost Music Trust.

 

 

 

 

Timothy plays a 1677 viola by Giovanni Grancino, kindly on loan from the Royal Academy of Music, with generous support from the Amarylis Fleming Foundation.