Tim studied with Aldo Parisot at Yale and then in London with Jaqueline Du Pre and William Pleeth whilst reading Medicine at Cambridge University. Following his success at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, he has enjoyed an international career as soloist alongside his position as Principal Cellist with the LSO. He has worked as soloist with many great conductors including Previn, Haitink, Sir Colin Davis, Rostropovich and Xavier-Roth.
His recordings of the Brahms Double and Beethoven Triple concertos with the LSO and Haitink together with Nikolitch and Lars Vogt are released by LSO Live. As solo cellist with the LSO he has performed Elgar, Strass Don Quixote, Shostakovich, Tischenko, Dutilleux, Haydn, Dvorak, Messiaen and Walton concertos and has given recitals with Andre Previn, Helen Grimaud, Nikolai Znaider, Viktoria Mullova and Andrew Marriner. Tim plays on a cello made by Zanoli in 1743.