ARTIST BIOS

Tim L.

Cello

Timothy is a Brooklyn-based cellist, devoted teacher, and performer with a wide range of expertise from classical to rock and improvised music. He completed his undergraduate degree summa cum laude at Rutgers University and his master’s degree at Aaron Copland School of Music under the tutelage of Marcy Rosen. While there, Tim was the recipient of the Artur Balsam Chamber Music Scholarship, won the concerto competition with Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto in A minor, and performed Bernstein's Three Meditations from MASS with the Queens College Orchestra. 

 

An avid performer, Tim has concertized in China, Australia, Italy, Mexico and across the United States and has shared the stage with artists including Jay-Z, Peter Serkin, and Paquito D’Rivera. He has collaborated with members of the Juilliard Quartet, Momenta Quartet, MET Orchestra, and Ensemble Ipse and has held principal cello positions at Eastern Music Festival and Round Top Festival Institute. 

 

A devoted believer in the future of classical music, Tim regularly works with modern composers and has premiered new works for cello at BAM, Bargemusic, and New Music Gathering and has appeared in concert at Carnegie Hall and NJPAC. Last year, Tim performed with Jon Batiste on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and NPR's Live From Here with Chris Thile.

 

Tim firmly believes in the importance of music as part of a complete education.  He was Director of Elementary Strings in Warren, NJ and conducted the Morris-Union Jointure Commission Orchestra in 2015. He taught in El Sistema-inspired programs in NJ, including Sonic Explorations in Orange, NJ and New Jersey Symphony’s CHAMPS in Newark, NJ. He also recently taught in Adelaide, Australia where he was on faculty for Young Artists Exchange and taught in Guadalajara, Mexico on  faculty at Crescendo con la musica. He enjoys working with the individuality of each student, helps them explore their personal interests and goals and believes that music education should first and foremost always be enjoyable and fun.