Tim Smedley is a professional cellist based in Sheffield. Specialising in authentic performance on both modern and period instruments, Tim plays with many leading ensembles and orchestras around the country. He studied at the RNCM with Hannah Roberts after studying with Peter Worrall at Chetham's School of Music. Since graduating, Tim has gone on to develop a career on both modern and period instruments and as a result has a broad range of musical experiences.
Chamber music forms a vital aspect of Tim's professional life and his chamber ensemble, the Band of Music, has recently recorded its debut CD (to be released during 2014). He has worked with many eminent chamber musicians all over Europe in addition to frequently being found playing continuo cello for leading singers. On period instruments, Tim performs with The King's Consort, Yorkshire Baroque Soloists, the Academy of Ancient Music and the Gabrieli Consort and has also played with the Sixteen, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the English Concert.
As a modern cellist, Tim's orchestral work has included orchestras such as the Halle, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Manchester Camerata and Manchester Sinfonia in addition to solo recital and concerto programmes.