Timothy Gill – Cello

Timothy Gill is recognised as one of the most versatile instrumentalists of his generation, equally at home in the works of Beethoven or Xenakis.

He is in demand as a soloist, chamber musician and principal cellist, having led the cello sections of all the London orchestras. In 2008 he was made a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music, and he is currently Professor of Cello at the Guildhall School of Music.

He studied in Paris, Cambridge and London, first drawing critical acclaim for his concerts in the South Bank’s Park Lane Group Series, following which he was contracted to make two CDs of music for cello and piano on the Guild label.

He has since toured the world as a soloist, appearing frequently with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Sinfonietta, where, in both organisations, he held the position of principal cello for many years.

His most recent solo performances include engagements at the BBC Promenade series, the MiTo international music festival in Turin, “Cello Unwrapped” at Kings Place London and with the RTE orchestra in Dublin.

He has just completed his second CD of music by American composer David Gompper for the Naxos label, recording a new cello concerto written especially for him with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Timothy plays on a cello by Francesco Ruggeri, dated 1695.

Photo: Krisztian Sipos