Photo: Robert Workman

Photo: Robert Workman

Still in his 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 Academy of St Martin in the Fields, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Malmö SymfoniOrkester, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, RTÉ Concert Orchestra, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia Lahti, Sinfonieorchester Basel, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra and the Ulster Orchestra (a complete list can be found here).

His opera and operetta credits include: Madama Butterfly (Nederlandse Reisopera), Iolanthe (English National Opera), Mike Leigh's The Pirates of Penzance (ENO/Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg/Théâtre de Caen), Ruddigore (Opera North), L'elisir d'amore (Dorset Opera Festival), The Mikado (Raymond Gubbay at the Royal Festival, Birmingham Symphony and Bridgewater Halls), HMS Pinafore (Carl Rosa Opera), Hip-Hip! Horatio (Jubilee Opera, Aldeburgh), La Traviata (King's Theatre), A Man of Feeling (Arcola), FlorodoraOur Miss Gibbs (Finborough), Trial by JuryHMS PinaforeThe Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado at the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival.

Timothy has conducted performances for a wide range of soloists including Maxim Vengerov, Wayne Marshall, Alfie Boe, Shlomo Mintz, Claire Martin OBE, Joan Rodgers CBE, Kim Criswell and, on his 2012 New Year’s Eve performance in Dublin, the late Michel Legrand. 

Commercial artists he has conducted for include: Tony Hadley, Gabrielle, Mica Paris, Glenn Gregory, Peter Hooten, Alison Limerick, Saffron and Phil Daniels.

He conducted the soundtracks to the films The Goodbye Plane and Little Ashes, and his television appearances include The One ShowThe Andrew Marr Show (BBC) and Gilbert and Sullivan - A Motley Pair (SkyArts).

Timothy conducts live screening performances of films across the world, including the Harry Potter Film Concert Series, Gladiator in Concert, The Godfather: Live and Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage (all for CineConcerts). Further credits include: Ghostbusters Live (Schirmer Theatrical), The SnowmanBrief Encounter (Cork Film Festival) and Carl Davis’ score to Safety Last! In 2015, Timothy acted as rehearsal conductor for the world premiere of Titanic: Live in the presence of its late composer, James Horner.

Timothy began his career in 2006 as a Guest Conductor of The Royal Ballet at Covent Garden, before conducting productions for Dutch National Ballet, Scottish Ballet, Northern Ballet, Ballett Basel, Skånes Dansteater and Matthew Bourne's New Adventures.

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

Born in Kent, Timothy Henty won a Foundation Scholarship to the Royal College of Music, where he studied with 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.