As a young freelance horn player, Timothy Ellis is currently on trial for Joint Principal Horn of the Philharmonia Orchestra, on trial for 3rd Horn with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and was also on trial for 3rd Horn of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
Timothy has appeared as guest Principal Horn with the London Sinfonietta and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, most recently performing Shostakovich Symphony No. 5, and has worked on film sessions with Isobel Griffiths Ltd. His solo career has included both recitals and concertos, with notable concerts including a solo recital appearance at the Leeds International Music Festival, as well as Mozart Horn Concerto No.4 with the Kingfisher Sinfonietta, conducted by Elgar Howarth. Also a keen chamber musician, Timothy is a founding member of the Buck Brass Trio, as well as a member of the flexi-group Ensemble Mirage.
Timothy studied at the Royal Academy of Music, completing his undergraduate as a first study pianist under Carole Presland, and then his postgraduate as a first study horn player, studying with Michael Thompson, Richard Watkins, Martin Owen, Katy Woolley, and Roger Montgomery. Whilst still at the Academy, Timothy worked with many illustrious musicians such as Semyon Bychkov, Edward Gardner, Oliver Knussen, and Maxim Vengerov, whilst other achievements here include winning both the Dennis Brain Horn Prize and the Worshipful Company of Musicians Brass Ensemble Prize with the Buck Brass Trio. Timothy’s studies were gratefully supported by a Countess of Munster ‘Star’ Award, the Oliver Green memorial horn award from the Martin Musical Scholarship Fund, where he was the 2016 recipient of the Oliver Green memorial award, as well as a Royal Academy entrance scholarship.
Away from music, Timothy is a keen photographer, running a small professional portrait service for musicians, as well as being a keen windsurfer – enjoying travelling down to the coast for this on a windy day!
Selected for the 2016/17 St John’s Smith Square Young Artists’ Scheme