Timothy Ellis

Timothy Ellis

Key Facts


As a young freelance Horn player, Timothy Ellis has appeared as guest principal with the London Sinfonietta, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra and appeared on the soundtrack of Dunkirk. His solo career has included both recitals and concertos, the most recent being a solo recital appearance at the Leeds International Music Festival. Also a keen chamber musician, Timothy is a founding member of the Buck Brass Trio, as well as a member of the flexi-group Ensemble Mirage.

Timothy studied at the Royal Academy of Music, completing his undergraduate degree as a first study pianist under Carole Presland, and then his postgraduate as a first study Horn player, studying with Michael Thompson, Richard Watkins, Martin Owen, Katy Woolley, and Roger Montgomery. Whilst at the Academy Timothy worked with many illustrious musicians including Semyon Bychkov, Edward Gardner, Oliver Knussen, and Maxim Vengerov. Other achievements here include winning both the Dennis Brain Horn Prize and the Worshipful Company of Musicians Brass Ensemble Prize with the Buck Brass Trio. Timothy’s studies were gratefully supported by a Countess of Munster ‘Star’ Award, the Oliver Green memorial horn award from the Martin Musical Scholarship Fund, as well as a Royal Academy entrance scholarship.

Away from music Timothy is a keen photographer, running a small professional portrait service for musicians, as well as being a keen windsurfer – enjoying travelling down to the coast for this on a windy day.

Timothy performs on a Paxman Model 20M French Horn.


Musicians’ Company Award: RAM Brass Ensemble 2014

Page Updated: May 2018