who attended Pomona College, Staatliche Hochschule
and Yale University and studied with Kalman Bloch and Yona Ettlinger.
In 1977, he
became the principal clarinet of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. Other groups with whom he has worked
include the Bakken Trio and the Santa Fe Opera.
collaborated with Aaron Copland on a transcription of the American master’s
“Sonata for Violin and Piano” and delivered the world premiere with
the composer conducting the SPCO in 1978. The sheet music is available through
Boosey & Hawkes,
J.W. Pepper and sheetmusic.com.
In 1996, the
SPCO performed live in Tokyo,
Japan. The concert, which has been
immortalized on CD, included Copland’s “Appalachian Spring Suite” and “Hoedown” from Rodeo, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s
“Oboe Concerto in C, K. 314” and Igor Stravinsky’s “Pulcinella
offered up Edvard Grieg’s “Holberg Suite, Op. 40” in February 2002.
October 2003, Minnesota Public Radio aired Timothy’s performance of
Mozart’s “Clarinet Concerto in A, K. 622” with the SPCO, which
was recorded in September 2003.
his November 2003 duo with John Jensen, “Sonata for Clarinet and
Piano” by William Alwyn, on 21st
March 2006, he and SPCO principal flautist Julia Bogorad
interpreted Elliott Carter’s “Esprit rude/Esprit doux”.
The same weekend found him performing Carter’s “Clarinet
Concerto” with the SPCO at the University of Minnesota.
The SPCO gave
a concert that featured “Concert Romanesc”
by Gyorgy Ligeti, “The
Devil’s Trill” by Giuseppe Tartini, “Serenade
in D minor for Winds, Op. 44” by Antonin
Dvorak and “Suite from Zoroastre” by Jean-Philippe Rameau in May 2008.
2009, Timothy was the featured soloist when the SPCO included “Night
Prayers for Clarinet, Strings and Pre-Recorded Sound” by Giya Kancheli in their
programs at Ordway
Center and Ted Mann
He and Julia
reprised Carter’s “Esprit rude/Esprit doux”
and he also soloed on Mozart’s “Quintet in A for Clarinet, Two
Violins and Viola at the SPCO Center Music Room on 5th December
2010. The recital was broadcast
by MPR on 28th March 2011.
In February 2012,
the SPCO presented Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s “Violin Concerto”,
with soloist Steven Copes, Sergei Prokofiev’s “Overture on
Hebrew Themes” and Dmitri Shostakovich’s “Chamber
Symphony, Op. 110a”.
which Timothy appears include: Clarinet Hive; Copland: Appalachian
Spring by Hugh Wolff; Daniel S.
Godfrey: Wrinkled Moon with
members of the SPCO; Heartbeats: New Songs from Minnesota for the AIDS
Quilt Songbook; William Mayer: Dream’s End/Songs &
Miniatures/Music for Brass and Winds; and, Winter Morning Walks with Maria Schneider, the SPCO and Dawn