composer, horn player and music director from Preston, England, who
attended the Royal Academy of Music, the Royal Northern College of Music,
and the University of Manchester.
He joined the
European Union Youth Orchestra as their principal horn and, in 1994, served
as the music director for the Lancashire Students’ Training
Other groups with
whom he has worked include the Alison Balsom
Brass Quintet, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the BBC Philharmonic,
the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the City of London Sinfonia,
the English Chamber Orchestra, the European Brandenburg Ensemble, the
Fibonacci Sequence, the Fusion Wind Quintet, the Halle Orchestra, the
Hyperion Ensemble, the Liverpool Mozart Orchestra, the London Mozart
Players, the London Philharmonic, the London Symphony Orchestra, the
Manchester Camerata, the Marais Ensemble, Onyx
Brass, the Philharmonia, the Royal Liverpool
Philharmonic, the Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Garden, the Royal
Philharmonic, the Scottish Opera, the St. Paul’s Sinfonia,
and the Ten Tors Orchestra.
In June 2001, he
recorded Naresh Sohal’s
“Hexad for Flute, Horn, Percussion, Violin,
Cello and Bass” for the album, Chamber
Music: Volume 1.
The John Armitage Memorial commissioned him to write “No
Answer” in 2002, which appeared on 2003 release, The Far Theatricals of the Day.
On 4th October
2003, he and accompanist Ian Buckle appeared at the British Horn Festival,
where they performed the first movement from Gordon Jacob’s “Horn
Concerto” and Thea Musgrave’s “Music
for Horn and Piano”. Timothy
soloed on his own etude, “Don’t Make it Bad”. Much of the festival was captured on
He has arranged and
composed for Onyx Brass, and on 9th April 2005, he sat in for
Andrew Sutton when they interpreted his “Fantasia on a Theme of
Thomas Tallis” at Howard Community
In November 2005, he
toured with the Hyperion Ensemble.
Their program, entitled “Exploring Russia”, included
Leos Janacek’s “Concertino”, Sergei Prokofiev’s “Sonata
No. 8, Op. 84”, Dmitri Shostakovich’s “Piano Quintet, Op.
57”, and Igor Stravinsky’s “Septet”.
Make it Bad” was one of the pieces chosen to be played at the BBC
Young Musician of the Year competition in 2006.
On 21st October
2006, Timothy was a guest soloist with the Ten Tors
Orchestra at St. Andrew’s Church for a tribute to the late Sir Malcolm
Arnold. The concert featured Arnold’s “Horn
Concerto No. 2”, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Horn Concerto
No. 4” and “Symphony No. 40”, and Franz Schubert’s “Symphony
in B flat”.
Timothy conducted the
Philharmonia in the world premiere of his “Atalanta” at Queen Elizabeth Hall on 6th
On 17th November
2007, Onyx Brass performed his “Anything But” and “Two
Haiku” at the University
was performed by the Chetham’s School Wind
Orchestra, the National Youth Wind Orchestra of Wales and the Philharmonic
Winds in 2008.
In 2008, Timothy appeared
on the London Horn Sound’s Give
it One. He also wrote two
of the album’s tracks, “Lana’s Lullaby” and “Three
Paolo Rizzuto performed “Don’t Make it Bad”
at the Conservatorio Svizzera
Italiana of Lugano in
On 31st October
2009, Consort offered up an all-Jackson affair that included Timothy’s
1209” and “Three Point Turn”, and his arrangement, “The Sound of Music Jazz Suite”.
He was the featured
soloist of the St. Paul’s
Sinfonia on 18th December 2009 in a
program that comprised Georges Bizet’s “Symphony in C”,
Mozart’s “Symphony No. 31” (“Paris”), and the
world premiere of Matt Rogers’ “Horn Concerto”.
On 6th April
2011, Onyx Brass performed his “Anything But” and “Fantasia
on a Theme of Thomas Tallis” at Clarendon
Muse, along with a pair of fugues by Johann Sebastian Bach and
Shostakovich. Timothy arranged
music by those two composers on the Onyx Brass album, Fugue.
The Fusion Wind
Quartet gave a lunchtime concert at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall in April
2011 that included Arnold’s “Three Shanties for Wind Quintet,
Op. 4”, Darius Milhaud’s “Suite for Wind Quintet, Op. 205”
(“La Cheminee du Roi
Rene”), and Carl Nielsen’s “Quintet for Winds, Op. 43”.
On 9th May
2011, the Elysnan Trio appeared at the University of Liverpool in a recital that included
a pair of trios by Lennox Berkeley and Johannes Brahms, “Sonata No. 2
for Violin and Piano” by Frederick Delius, and Timothy’s own “Two
performed “Don’t Make it Bad” at Temple University
on 14th June 2011.
August 2011, trumpeters Mike Allen and Brian Thomson, horn player Laurence
Davies, trombonist Matthew Gee and tuba player Kevin Morgan ended their
recital in Shanghai Culture
Square with Timothy’s arrangement of
songs by George Gershwin.
In the field of music
education, he has taught at Bedgebury
School, Broomlands School,
of Music, the Royal Marines School
of Music, and Trinity
He is also a panel
member and trustee of the John Armitage Memorial,
a group dedicated to recognizing new composers and their works.