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 Tim's Biography 

Following his recent Wigmore Hall recital Tim’s playing 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, St John’s Smith Square, QEH, Cadogan Hall and Purcell Room. He has played most of the major cello concertos in recent seasons.


Tim is the cellist of the Rossetti Ensemble and he enjoys many other collaborations, for example,  in contemporary chamber operas. He played in the world premiere of Philp Glass’s opera The Trial with Music Theatre Wales and during the 2020 lockdown in OperaGlass Work’s much praised production of Britten’s  Turn of the Screw conducted by John Wilson.


He has recorded chamber music CDs for various labels, including recently for Deutsche Grammophon, Naxos, and Champs Hill. The recently released recording of Walton’s Piano Quartet with the Rossetti Ensemble (Naxos) has been widely praised. “A lovely flow and interaction between the players…” Andrew McGregor BBC CD Review (30 January 2021) The Rossetti’s CD for Toccata Classics of Robert Fürstenthal’s music was also very well received, including Tim’s account of the Cello Sonata (“…cellist Tim Lowe offers up especially exquisite beauty in the Cello Sonata and the Lento of the String Quartet.” (Fanfare Magazine).

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 the Artistic Director of York Chamber Music Festival. He plays a cello made by Carolus Tononi in Bologna in 1716.


 Tim with Steven Isserlis 


 Tim enjoys a post-performance chat with composer Philip Glass 

“This performance was compelling in every respect: probing, virtuosic and yielding by turns – a true example of outstanding musicianship... a joy to hear.”

Robert Matthew-Walker
(editor Musical Opinion).

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