After beginning his musical career studying with Emma Roberts, and with four years in the National Children’s orchestra, Timothy Ellis is now a first year postgraduate horn player at the Royal Academy of Music, having previously been a first study pianist, also at the Academy, studying with Carole Presland.
Timothy currently studies horn with Michael Thompson, Richard Watkins, Martin Owen, and Roger Montgomery, and has worked at the Academy with conductors such as Semyon Bychkov, Oliver Knussen, Yan Pascal Tortelier, and Robin Ticciati. Also at the Academy, he has worked with Maxim Vengerov, and has won the Dennis Brain Horn Prize (2013), for his performance of Strauss’ Horn Concerto No.2. Timothy is also the 2015 recipient of the Oliver Green Memorial award from the Philharmonia Orchestra / Martin Musical Scholarship Fund. A Royal Academy of Music Leverhulme Scholarship, and the Countess of Munster Musical Trust also generously support his studies.
Timothy is a founding member of the Buck Brass Trio, having performed with them at venues such as St. James’s Picadilly, Southwark Cathedral, and HM Treasury, Whitehall. The Trio as an ensemble has a limited repertoire, so Buck Brass have strived to commission as many new works as possible, the most recent by Timothy Bowers. In 2014 the Trio won the Worshipful Company of Musicians Brass Ensemble Prize.
Looking towards the future, Timothy wishes to pursue a career as an orchestral horn player, whilst continuing to perform as much chamber music with the Buck Brass Trio as possible.