Timothy Young

Timothy Young (c) Keith SaundersTimothy Young is one of Australia’s most prominent and versatile pianists. Currently the Head of Piano and Chamber Music at the Australian Academy of Music and a founding member of Ensemble Liaison, he performs regularly in recital as a soloist and in partnership with leading Australian and international musicians and ensembles.

He studied at the University of Melbourne with Ronald Farren-Price and Mack Jost before completing his Diploma with distinction from the Nicolò Paganini Conservatorium in Genova, Italy under the direction of Lidia Baldecchi- Arcuri and Massimiliano Damerini.

While studying in Italy Timothy won several first-prizes in International Music Competitions including the Premio Kawai-Tortona and the Palma d’Oro-Finale Ligure along with other major prizes in the Premio Venezia and the Sanremo Classico International Piano Competition. A personal highlight was a special performance playing works by Luciano Berio for the composer’s 70th birthday. Festival appearances included Chiavari, Bordighera, Ravello and the Accademia Chigiana in Siena.

Timothy has recently toured Australia with violinist Ray Chen for Musica Viva, performed with the Australian String Quartet and the Tin Alley String Quartet, the Australian Brass Quintet and the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra. Frequent festival appearances include the Australian Festival of Chamber Music in Townsville,  Huntington Festival, Queensland Biennial Festival of Music, the Australian Piano Duo Festival, the Melbourne International Arts Festival, Port Fairy Festival, Bangalow Music Festival, Melbourne International Festival of Brass, the Utzon Room music series at the Sydney Opera House, Canberra International Music Festival, the Aurora Festival (ISCM), the Perth Concert Hall Summer Series, Perth Festival, Woodend Festival, the Novi Sad Music Summer Festival in Serbia, the Kotor Arts International Festival in Montenegro and recently the opening recital at the Capraia Festival of Music in Italy.

Timothy has a keen interest in Australian composers of the past and his internationally acclaimed discography includes a recent recording for Heritage Records in the UK with Penelope Thwaites featuring the music of Percy Grainger. For the Melba label in Australia he has recorded a solo recital of works by the Australian George Frederick Boyle. Other recordings feature collaborations with Ensemble Liaison, violist Roger Benedict, violinist Ray Chen and soprano Cheryl Barker.  For Tall Poppies he has recorded with cellist, David Pereira and Ensemble Liaison.

 

 

 

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