After graduating from Cambridge,Timothy Reynish was first horn in Sadler’s Wells and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestras. His conducting studies were with George Hurst, Sir Charles Groves and Sir Adrian Boult, Dean Dixon, and Franco Ferrara at the Academia Musicale Chigiana in Siena. A prize winner in the Mitropoulos International Conducting Competition in New York, he has conducted leading professional symphony orchestras throughout UK. In 1975 he was invited to become tutor of Postgraduate Conducting at the Royal Northern College of Music, two years later he was appointed Head of School of Wind and Percussion. At the RNCM, he conducted a wide range of opera, including Nozze di Figaro, Die Zauberflöte, La Bohème, Erwartung, and several operas by Britten. With the RNCM Symphony Orchestra his performances included symphonies by Beethoven, Brahms, Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, Bruckner and Mahler, as well as Strauss tone poems, Firebird, Petrouchka and the Rite of Spring, the Verdi Requiem and Tippett’s Child of Our Time.
Timothy Reynish is widely recognized as one of the leading conductors of wind bands and wind ensembles in the world. At the Royal Northern College of Music, he developed the wind orchestra and ensemble to become one of the best in the world, commissioning over one hundred works from major composers, and performing regularly in festivals. He has given clinics, lectured, guest conducted and adjudicated in Asia, Canada, South America, Europe and the United States, and he is editor with Maecenas Music. He has made seventeen commercial recordings of international repertoire, the latest with the United States Coast Guard Band. Last year he spent seven weeks as Guest Conductor with the Sydney Conservatorium Wind Orchestra, followed by concerts at Lisbon Conservatoire and in Hong Kong and Germany. Engagements this year include concerts at Royal College of Music, Trinity Laban College, Ithaca College, Singapore and the USA.