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    Hugh, Tim

    Cellist who attended St. Johns College, Cambridge, from whence he graduated with a Master’s degree in anthropology and medicine, and Yale, where he studied music.  His teachers included Aldo Parisot, William Pleeth, and Jacqueline Du Pre.


    He won the Bach Prize in 1990 at the Tchaikovsky Competition, which was held in Moscow, Russia.


    In 1995, he joined the London Symphony Orchestra as their principal cello.  Other groups with whom he has worked include the Ankara Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Domus, the London Chamber Players, the Moscow Philharmonic, the Nash Ensemble, the Pamplona Symphony, the Solomon Trio, and St. John’s College Choir at Cambridge.


    He performed Andre Previn’s “Sonata for Cello and Piano”, with the composer at the keys, in Barbican Centre on 18th June 2005.


    On 22nd November 2007, he was the soloist with the LSO in a performance of “Cello Concerto No. 1” by Boris Tishchenko.


    He gave a memorial concert for his brother, violist Steve Hugh, on 26th November 2007.  The program, which included “Sonata for Solo Cello” by Zoltan Kodaly, has been immortalized in CD form.  The proceeds from Hands on Heart go to the British Heart Foundation.


    Other recordings on which he appears include:  Adagio 2, Boccherini:  Cello Concertos, Cello Moments, Discover Music of the Classical Era, English Choral Music, Finzi:  Cello Concerto/Grand Fantasia and Toccata/Eclogue, Gramophone Awards 2000, Hofmann:  Cello Concertos, the soundtrack of Kate and Leopold, Mozart’s Contemporaries, Standing Stone by Paul McCartney, Tavener:  Song for Athene/Svyati, and Walton:  Violin Concerto/Cello Concerto.


    On 17th March 2011, he and Roman Simovic teamed up for an arrangement by Johan Halvorsen of George Frideric Handel’s “Passacaglia” at LSO St. Luke’s. 


    He and pianist Peter Donohue joined forces for a pair of cello sonatas by Frederic Chopin and Sergei Rachmaninoff at the Holburne Museum in Bath, England, on 18th February 2012.


    On 21st August 2012, he and cellist Ghislaine McMullin and pianist Peter McMullin participated in a Multiple Sclerosis Charity Cello Recital in the Jacqueline du Pre Music Building at the University of Oxford.  The recital featured works by Benjamin Britten, Alexander Glazunov and Jacques Offenbach, and proceeds went directly to the MS Society.



    1. http://www.littlecellist.com/page/Tim-Hugh
    2. http://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/a.asp?a=A757
    3. http://www.timhugh.co.uk/index.php?page=biography
    4. http://www.naxos.com/person/Tim_Hugh_326/326.htm
    5. http://www.musicweb-international.com/SandH/2005/Jan-Jun05/previn1806.htm
    6. http://www.musicweb-international.com/SandH/2007/Jul-Dec07/gergiev2211.htm
    7. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boris_Tishchenko
    8. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PO9gyGN7_4
    9. http://www.holburne.org/rachmaninov-retrospective/
    10. http://www.st-hildas.ox.ac.uk/jdpevent/multiple-sclerosis-charity-cello-recital
    11. http://www.naimlabel.com/artist-tim-hugh.aspx
    12. http://www.instantencore.com/concert/details.aspx?PId=5091036
    13. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSNmkKcsd9I
    14. http://www.mvdaily.com/articles/2008/11/timhugh.htm
    15. http://www.cellist.nl/database/showcellist.asp?id=666











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