Timothy Hamilton is a British composer, arranger and conductor who is known for his accessible and communicative writing style. His music is imaginative and stimulating, and is quite individual within its conservative character. His debut album Vision (Stone Records) won widespread acclaim and firmly established him as an exciting and versatile composer. His follow up recording Requiem (Naxos) was an instant success, entering the UK Classical Charts at No.4 on its release in November 2017.
Tim's musical background and training goes back to his early days as a chorister at Portsmouth Cathedral and then later at Canterbury Cathedral as an adult. This led on to him training as an opera singer, subsequently working with
English National Opera, Scottish Opera, Birmingham Opera, London Voices, Accentus, BBC Wales Chorus and Aldeburgh and Bregenz Festivals. Having studied composing as a joint major at university, composition was something that Tim has always done and maintained throughout his singing career.
Tim's compositions include many choral, instrumental and orchestral works, and his music is performed around the World.
In 2012, Tim founded Cantoribus, an exciting vocal ensemble comprising operatic voices with extensive choral training and experience. The result was a series of highly successful concert performances, culminating in the recording Vision, released on Stone Records in 2014. Achieving critical acclaim, it featured the group performing unaccompanied, with the majority of the pieces written by Tim.
In 2012, Tim was commissioned to compose a Requiem to commemorate the centenary of the start of World War 1. This work received its premiere at St. John's Wood Church on Remembrance Sunday 2014, albeit with small forces and abridged. In November 2015, 'Requiem' received its full premiere at St. Sepulchre-without-Newgate, London with full orchestra, chorus and international soloists, conducted by the composer. A week later, a recording of this work was made using the same musicians, produced by Adrian Peacock.
The recording of 'Requiem' was released in November 2017 on the NAXOS label.
Tim is also in demand as a composer, orchestrator and arranger for other genres, including film and TV, and has written music for companies as diverse as Nokia, Odgers Berndston and BNP Paribas.