Originally from Halifax, Tim studied at Dalhousie University with Brian Robinson and then privately with Detroit Symphony bassist and remarkable teacher Maxim Janowsky from 1981-85 while performing with Orchestra London and the Windsor Symphony Orchestra before moving northwest to join the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra where he played section bass for over 15 years.
Since moving to Toronto in 2001 Tim has balanced technical work with a busy musical schedule. He has served as principal bassist with Canadian Sinfonietta since 2003, performed with Masterworks of Oakville and Oakville Chamber Orchestra, and worked on a regular and occasional basis with many orchestras throughout the GTA and as far afield as Peterborough, Sudbury and even several return visits to Thunder Bay.
Work with young people has included the Oakville Symphony’s own Young Artist Mentor program, Canadian Sinfonietta Youth Orchestra, the Ontario Cross-Cultural Music Society Symphony Orchestra and the Chinese Artists Society of Toronto, for which Tim recently received an Ontario Volunteer Service Award for five years’ service.
Serving as interim principal bass for the 2021-22 Oakville season Tim moves from the back of the bass section and continues a 10 year relationship with the Oakville Symphony as extra bass and a young artist mentor. He is excited to work again with Roger, Lynn and Bob during this season of transition.