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Colman, Timothy

Violinist who started playing at three years of age and took lessons from his dad, who used to lead the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

In 1971 he performed with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra on the recording Kullervo & Incidental Music to Strindberg’s “Swanwhite”.

In 1974, he joined the Philharmonia orchestra of London.  He appeared on the following CDs in the 1990s:  The Big Country, Lawrence of Arabia, and Les Miserables:  The Complete Symphonic Recording.

Other recordings he made with the Philharmonia include:  Johann Sebastian Bach’s chorale preludes, Komm, Gott, Schopfer, heiliger Geist, BWV 631 and Schmucke dich, o liebe Seele, BWV 654, and “Prelude and fugue in E flat major, BWV 552” (“St. Anne”); Johannes Brahms’ “Piano Quartet in G minor, Op. 25”; and, Arnold Schoenberg’s “Concerto after Monn’s Concerto in D major for Harpsichord”, “Concerto, Op. 38”, “Concerto, Op. 42”, “4 Lieder, Op. 22”, “Die Gluckliche Hand, Op. 18”, “Kammersymphonie No. 2, Op. 38”, Pelleas und Melisande, Op. 5, and “Variations, Op. 31”.

On 23rd April 2005, they appeared at Royal Festival Hall in concert with pianist Emanuel Ax and soprano Angela Denoke.  Their program consisted of Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat, Op. 73”, Richard Strauss’s Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30, and “Prelude and Liebestod” from Richard Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde.

They were in the Grand Auditorium on 30th November 2009 for Zoltan Kodaly’s “Danses de Galanta”, Modest Mussorgsky’s Tableaux d’une exposition, and Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “Concerto pour piano et orchestre No. 1 en si bemol mineur, Op. 23”, with Simon Trpceski at the keys.

On 25th March 2010, they teamed up with Joshua Bell for Beethoven’s “Konzert fur Violine und Orchester D-Dur, Op. 61” and “Symphonie No. 3 Es-Dur, Op. 55” (“Eroica”).

Here he is performing Pablo de Sarasate’s Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20…