Timothy Redmond conducts opera and concerts throughout Europe and in the US. He is Professor of Conducting at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, a regular guest conductor with the London Symphony and Royal Philharmonic Orchestras, co-founder of the international conducting masterclasses And Other Duties and is conductor and co-creator of the Royal Albert Hall’s My Great Orchestral Adventure™ concert series.
He has appeared in the UK with the BBC Symphony, Concert, Philharmonic and Scottish Symphony Orchestras, the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Britten Sinfonia, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Hallé, London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonia, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Sinfonia Viva and the Ulster Orchestra. He also has a long-standing association with the Manchester Camerata. He has conducted widely throughout Europe and the US with orchestras including the St Louis Symphony, Tonkünstler Orchestra, Oulu Sinfonia, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana and the Rotterdam Philharmonic and he appears every season with the Fondazione Haydn in Italy. He has held Music Director positions with the Cambridge Philharmonic (UK) and Winston-Salem Symphony (US) and is Principal Conductor of Know The Score ® (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra).
Timothy Redmond is well-known as a conductor of contemporary music and has a particular association with the music of Thomas Adès. Since working closely with the composer for the premiere of THE TEMPEST at Covent Garden, he has conducted critically-acclaimed productions of POWDER HER FACE for English National Opera, Irish National Opera, Bolzano Opera Festival and the Royal Opera. He gave the Russian premiere of POWDER HER FACE at St Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre, the Hungarian premiere of Totentanz with Concerto Budapest, the Irish premiere of Living Toys with Crash Ensemble and conducted the composer in Concerto Conciso at the Wigmore Hall with BCMG. He also assisted Adès for the New York premiere of the Grammy-award winning production of THE TEMPEST at the Metropolitan Opera and edited the vocal score of the opera for Faber Music.
In the opera house he has conducted over 80 productions in repertoire from Handel to Henze. Highlights include the world premieres of Roberto Rusconi DIONYSOS RISING (Bolzano and Vienna), Raymond Yiu THE ORIGINAL CHINESE CONJUROR (Aldeburgh Festival) and Peter Ash THE GOLDEN TICKET (Opera Theatre of St Louis and Wexford), the Austrian premiere of Richard Ayres THE CRICKET RECOVERS (Bregenz), the Glyndebourne productions of CARMEN, GIANNI SCHICCHI and Rachmaninov THE MISERLY KNIGHT (Tenerife), the UK premieres of Šimon Voseček BIEDERMANN AND THE ARSONISTS and Karl Amadeus Hartmann SIMPLICIUS SIMPLICISSIMUS (Britten Sinfonia /Independent Opera) and the European premiere of Tobias Picker THÉRÈSE RAQUIN (Royal Opera House). He has also conducted productions for Opera North, English Touring Opera, New York’s American Lyric Theater and Guildhall Opera, and as a member of music staff at De Vlaamse Opera, Strasbourg, Garsington and Glyndebourne.
His recordings include Alison Balsom’s album Paris with Guy Barker (Warner Classics), Dreams with Ophélie Gaillard and the RPO (Harmonia Mundi), discs with Natasha Marsh and Mara Carlyle for EMI and CDs with the LSO, Royal Northern Sinfonia and Philharmonia. Most recently he recorded The Orchestral Music of Jonathan Dove with the BBC Philharmonic for Orchid Classics.
Off the podium, he has made several hundred commercial orchestral arrangements and has orchestrated over a dozen musicals for children. He worked as an orchestrator on the movie Moomins and the Winter Wonderland and recently composed new musical settings of Lynley Dodd’s classic Hairy Maclary children’s stories for the London Symphony Orchestra and Hallé Orchestras. He is highly regarded in his work with young musicians and has a wealth of experience training and mentoring the next generation of conductors, instrumentalists and singers. In addition to his work at the Guildhall, he has led projects for pianists at the Royal Academy of Music, conductors at UdK in Berlin, creative producers at UNCSA in the US and instrumentalists at the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. He is on the advisory board of the European Orchestral Performing Institute and works as a consultant for arts organisations worldwide.
Recent highlights have included the world premiere of Wolfang Mitterer and Sir David Pountney PETER PAN for Bolzano Opera Festival, Holst SAVITRI and Judith Weir BLOND ECKBERT for Guildhall Opera, ORFEO ED EURIDICE in Malta, MADAMA BUTTERFLY in Dublin, WEST SIDE STORY for the Bath Festival and the world premiere of Igudesman and Joo’s HAPPY CONCERT in the Musikverein.
Engagements in 2023/24 include LA BOHEME for Fondazione Haydn (Bolzano & Trento), PETER PAN for the Tiroler Landestheater (Innsbruck) and THE TEMPEST in Vienna. He conducts concerts with the CBSO, Manchester Camerata, Royal Northern Sinfonia and London Symphony Orchestra and leads conducting masterclasses for And Other Duties in Dublin, Skopje and Manchester. This season he also premieres new education shows for the LSO (Musical Mechanics) and the Gävle Symphony (Symphony in the Snow and Music and the Movies), returns to Leeds for Count Me In! with Alexandra Dariescu (commissioned in 2022 by the Leeds International Piano Competition) and records a new disc with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra for Orchid Classics.
Timothy Redmond studied at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester University and the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena. He furthered his studies in masterclasses with George Hurst, Ilya Musin, Yan Pascal Tortelier and Pierre Boulez and as an assistant to Elgar Howarth, Valery Gergiev and Sir Colin Davis.
“Much of the musical success must lie with conductor Timothy Redmond, who led the [St Louis Symphony] Orchestra with great conviction, rhythmic precision, and rhapsodic sweep.”