Timothy Henty

Still in his early thirties, British conductor Timothy Henty is quickly developing a strong international reputation both in the theatre and on the concert platform.

Orchestras he has conducted include the Royal Philharmonic and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic orchestras; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, RTÃ National Symphony Orchestra, RTÃ Concert Orchestra, Sinfonieorchester Basel, Philharmonic Orchestra of Gois, Holland Symfonia, Malma Opera Orchestra, and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, where he made his debut at the age of 24.

His opera and operetta credits include leading Opera North’s acclaimed Ruddigore across the UK, having been invited to take over the production from John Wilson. Further engagements have included The Mikado at the Royal Festival Hall, Symphony Hall Birmingham and Bridgewater Hall Manchester, HMS Pinafore for Carl Rosa Opera, Hip-Hip! Horatio for Jubilee Opera, La Traviata (King’s Theatre) and A Man of Feeling (Grimeborn Festival at the Arcola). He is known throughout the UK for his work in the field of British light opera and conducted the critically acclaimed revivals of Florodora and Our Miss Gibbs (Finborough) as well as Trial by Jury; HMS Pinafore; The Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado at the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival.

In 2008, Timothy collaborated with director Anthony Baker to create a new performing version of Gilbert and Sullivan’s lost opera Thespis, which received wide critical praise and has now enjoyed three productions internationally to date.

Timothy has conducted radio broadcast performances with both RTÃ orchestras, and has recorded in the studio with the RLPO and with the Malma Opera Orchestra. An experienced producer in the studio, his credits include the MoreThan Freeman adverts as well as several other films and commercials. Timothy conducted the soundtracks to the films Little Ashes and The Goodbye Plane.

Timothy began his career as a conductor for dance and maintains a strong interest in this field. In 2006 he was made a Guest Conductor of the Royal Ballet and since then has regularly led performances for Dutch National Ballet; Scottish Ballet; Northern Ballet; Skanes Dansteater, Ballett Basel and extensively for Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures.

He is active as an arranger and editor and his works have been performed throughout the UK by several ensembles including the Philharmonia Orchestra and the RLPO. His television appearances include The One Show; The Andrew Marr Show (BBC) and Gilbert and Sullivan – A Motley Pair (SkyArts).

Born in England, Timothy won a Foundation Scholarship to the Royal College of Music where he studied conducting with Professor Neil Thomson and won the Tagore Gold Medal, the RCM’s highest award for its most outstanding student, presented to him by HRH The Prince of Wales.