Tim Lowe was a chorister at York Minster before winning a Major Music Scholarship to Eton College. The foundations of his playing were put in place by Sue Lowe and Anna Shuttleworth. He was a member of the National Youth Orchestra from the age of 13 and was Principal Cello in 2004. He won a Foundation Scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music and after one year transferred to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama to study with Louise Hopjins. He graduated in 2008 with a First Class honours degree.
Tim made his cello debut aged 11 playing the Saint-Saëns concerto at York Minster and Selby Abbey with York University Chamber Orchestra. Since then he has played concertos and recitals throughout the UK and abroad. As a chamber musician he has performed in major venues including Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, St. John’s Smith Square and St. James’s Piccadilly.
Tim has won many awards and prizes including from the Musicians Benevolrent Fund, the Craxton Memorial Trust, Philharmonia Orchestra/Martin Music Scholarship Funbd and the Countess of Munster Award scheme. In 2008 he won the English Chamber orchestra Duchess of Cornwall Prize. Tim is the holder of the prestigious Silver Medal of the Worshipful Company of Musicians. He also won the Jacqueline du Pré Scholarship sponsored by the Leverhulme Trust to support his postgraduate sudies at the GSMD, which he combines with his busy concert and recital schedule.[January 2011]