Following his recent Wigmore Hall recital, the playing of Tim Lowe was described as “… compelling in every respect: probing, virtuosic and yielding by turns – a true example of outstanding musicianship” (Musical Opinion).
Tim spends much of his time playing solo and chamber recitals throughout the UK and Europe and has played recitals many times in major London venues including Wigmore Hall, QEH, Cadogan Hall and Purcell Room. He has played most of the major cello concertos in recent seasons.
He is the cellist of the Rossetti Ensemble and he enjoys many other collaborations, for example, in contemporary chamber operas such as In the world premiere of Philp Glass’s The Trial and in OperaGlass Work’s production of Britten’s Turn of the Screw conducted by John Wilson.
Tim has recorded chamber music CDs for various labels, including recently for Deutsche Grammophon, Naxos, and Champs Hill. In another collaborative project the recording of Walton’s Piano Quartet for Naxos was highly recommended by Andrew McGregor on BBC Radio 3. Tim has played live on TV and radio in the UK and across Europe including regularly on BBC Radio 3.
As an orchestral player, Tim is Guest Principal Cello with many major UK orchestras including the English Chamber Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia and the John Wilson Orchestra.
Tim is a Cello Professor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he has a large class and also coaches chamber music. He teaches and coaches regularly on courses and festivals throughout the UK and Europe. He is Artistic Director of York Chamber Music Festival. Tim plays a cello made by Carolus Tononi in Bologna in 1716.
Works performed by Tim Lowe
- Cavatina at Midnight Cecilia McDowall
- Colour of Blossoms Cecilia McDowall
- Night Flight Cecilia McDowall
Festival performances by Tim Lowe
- “Standing as I do before God”: Cecilia McDowall at 70 on Saturday 22 May 2021 at St Pancras Parish Church