Tim Murray, Conductor
Tim Murray studied at Cambridge University and the Royal College of Music. He is Music Director of London-based opera company Tête à Tête, and has recently given the premieres of operas by Philip Cashian, David Bruce and Julian Grant. He has a strong relationship with the Royal Opera House, where he has conducted Stephen McNeff’s The Gentle Giant and two dance pieces, Pinocchio and The Wind in the Willows (Tuckett / Ward). Other operatic work has included The Silent Twins (Almeida Opera), The (Little) Magic Flute (English Touring Opera) and Tobias and the Angel (ETO / Young Vic).
Tim made his BBC Proms debut aged 21 with the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group in the European premiere of Nancarrow's Study for Orchestra. He has also performed with Psappha, National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland and at the Aldeburgh Festival. He conducted part of Le Marteau sans Maitre for Boulez during his 75th birthday visit to the RCM. He has worked frequently with BBC Singers as conductor and chorus master, including a series of concerts in the new BBC Radio Theatre. 2008 saw Tim make his debut with the Philharmonia Orchestra, in a UK tour of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf. He will conduct the Orchestra again in December 2009 as part of its Music of Today series. As well as making his debut with Rambert Dance, this year he will also assist on Martinu’s Mirandolina at the Garsington Festival and conduct the Manson Ensemble of the Royal Academy of Music at the Aldeburgh Festival.