Tim Watts is a graduate of Cambridge University and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama where his studies were supported by an award from the Countess of Munster Musical Trust. He studied composition with Jeffery Wilson, Hugh Wood and Robin Holloway, and piano with Norman Beedie.
Since graduating he has worked as an accompanist, working regularly with Jeffery Wilson and Luiza Beddoes and as a repetiteur with Vision Community Opera, Opera East and Morley College Chamber Choir. He has taught composition and musical awareness at Junior Guildhall and continues to teach at the Faculty of Music at Cambridge University. In August 2005 he became Composer-in-Residence (Eileen Norris Fellow in Composition) at Bedford School. The school chamber orchestra premiered Bright Cecilia for organ and strings in November and the chamber choir will give the first performance of Three Songs for Spring to mark the opening of the new Music School by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies in March.
Other recent compositions include a wind quintet, premiered by the Gallimaufry Ensemble in St Martin-in-the-Fields, a sonata for trumpet and percussion for Alison Balsom and Adrian Spillett and Two Scherzos for Matthew Schellhorn.
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