Born in London in 1995, Timothy studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Martin Outram graduating with the Queen’s Commendation for Excellence. Last Autumn he joined the Kronberg Academy where he studies with Nobuko Imai, alongside classes with Antoine Tamestit and Tabea Zimmerman.
In 2016 Timothy was the first ever British winner of the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition. Previous awards include 1st Prize at the 2014 Cecil Aronowitz and 2nd Prize at the 2015 Windsor Festival International Competitions.
Engagements this season include recitals at Wigmore Hall, Munich Gasteig, Verbier Academy & Festival, and Schloss Elmau. He takes part in the Eggenfelden Klassisch, Musikdorf Ernen, Valdres Sommersymfoni, Koblenz, Beethoven Bonn Festivals, IMS Prussia Cove Open Chamber Music and gives performances with Nash Ensemble.
As a soloist Timothy has appeared with the Baden-Baden Philharmonic, Zagreb Soloists and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Strings. He returns to Baden-Baden in 2017 and performs Mozart with the European Union Chamber Orchestra. In 2016 he recorded his first CD of Vieuxtemps for Champs Hill Records and was selected for representation by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT).
Timothy plays on a viola by Peregerino di Zanetto c1565-75 generously on a temporary loan from Beares International Violin Society.
German pianist Frank Dupree has recently come to international prominence as the laureate prize winner of the 2014 Deutscher Musikwettbewerb in Bonn, having enamoured the judges with his musical maturity, refined technique, and ability to draw a wide spectrum of sound and colour from the keyboard. Renowned pianist Emanuel Ax has remarked that he is “a sincere, feeling, and enormously interesting artist, whom no doubt will be a major presence amongst the leading musicians of his generation”.
Initially trained as a percussionist, Frank celebrates the breadth and depth of the piano repertoire, ranging from baroque to classical to contemporary. He is an enthusiast for new music especially, having already worked closely with composers such as Péter Eötvös and Wolfgang Rihm, the latter of whose work Con Piano? Certo! was given its world premiere by Frank with conductor Justin Brown and the Badische Staatskapelle Karlsruhe in June 2015.
Highlights of Frank’s past engagements include concerts with the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, Minnesota Orchestra, Bern Symphony Orchestra, Beethoven Orchestra Bonn, Vestfold Symphony Orchestra (Norway), and other orchestras in Germany including the Badische Staatskapelle Karlsruhe, Baden Baden Philharmonic, and the Meininger Hofkapelle. Frank is also an active chamber musician and was most recently invited on scholarship to the Chamber Music Academy of the Heidelberg Spring Festival and the Verbier Festival Academy.