He is a double
bass player, sometimes credited as Tim Gibbs, who began playing the
instrument while young and who gave his first performance of a concerto
when he was eleven years old. In
1991 he entered The Yehudi Menuhin
School in Surrey, England, where he was the first double bassist
to gain a place there.
Since then he
became the first prize winner at the Young Bassists Competition put on by
the International Society of Bassists in 1997 and later performed the first
solo recital in the Society’s convention held in Houston, Texas in 1999. In 1998 he was a finalist in the BBC
Young Musician of the Year competition.
He went on to
enter the Royal College of Music after The Yehudi
Menuhin School and when he was 20 years old he appeared
at Wigmore Hall in his debut recital where he performed
a commission by Edwin Roxburgh for Double Bass and piano.
course of his career to date he has played as a soloist and a guest
musician with many British orchestras, including the majority of the BBC
Orchestras, as well as performing in Boston and Prague. He has been guest Principal Double
Bass for the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic and the
Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa in Japan. He became a member of the London
Philharmonic Orchestra as Co-Principal Double Bass in 2010 and has been a recent
member of the Philharmonia Orchestra in London.
performed at music festivals such as the West Meon
Chamber Music Festical and made live broadcasts
for Classic FM, BBC Radio 3 and BBC interactive. He appeared on the radio series Discovering Mozart where he
accompanied the Doric Quartet.
CD he performs on the Class FM Records compilation Yahudi Menuhin’s Young Virtuosi.
interest in children’s musical education he is a member of The Jigsaw
Players which perform chamber music and give workshops for the children in Wimbledon, London.