Tim has been a member of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra since 1980. Tim has also founded several chamber groups including the now-retired BASStiality, aka the Toronto Symphony Bass Quartet. In 1992, he co-founded the Bach Consort. The Bach Consort ( www.bachconsort.net ) gives two fundraising concerts a year and has raised over $250,000.00 for various charities since its inception.
Each year, The Bach Consort performs the complete Christmas Oratorio by J.S. Bach. Several noted conductors have joined them for these performances; they include Bernard Labadie, Ivars Taurins, Nicholas McGegan, Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Jane Glover. Yannick Nézet-Séguin returns for the group’s first performance of Bach’s mighty B Minor Mass in 2007.
In addition, Tim teaches privately, at the University of Toronto and the National Music Camp of Canada. He is also a charter member of the Adopt-a-Player programme of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra – for 13 years he has worked in Toronto classrooms bringing his joy of music making to the next generation.
Tim is proud of his two musical children: Julia (soprano) and Sam (rock bass, guitar and drums).