Timothy Carey – Conductor

Since making his professional debut conducting the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra at the Mladá Praha Festival in 1999, Timothy Carey has worked with several orchestras throughout Europe and Asia.

Recent theatre performances include appearances at The London Coliseum in the presence of HRH Prince Andrew, The Hong Kong Arts Festival and return visits to Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu, and Singapore's Esplanade Theatre.

A devoted advocate of new music, he has collaborated with The Opera Group, Opera W11, Morley Opera School and Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and worked on new operas by Edward Rushton, Julian Philips, Stuart Hancock, Tobias Picker, Russell Hepplewhite, Julian Philips, Judith Weir and Jonathan Dove.

In 2014 he returned to Singapore Lyric Opera to stage The Merry Widow by Lehár. Timothy was the staff music director at English Touring Opera for three years and conducted: Eugene Onegin, The Barber of Seville, The Marriage of Figaro, La clemenza di Tito, Don Pasquale, and Fantastic Mr Fox for the company.

Assisting work has included A Midsummer Night’s Dream (ETO), The Queen of Spades (Opera North) and Salome (Singapore Lyric Opera). As music staff, he has worked on: L'heure espagnole/L'enfant et les sortilèges, La Gazzetta, Albert Herring, Die Fledermaus, Hänsel und Gretel, and The Cunning Little Vixen for RCM, where he is a visiting opera coach.

Born in London, Timothy Carey studied the cello with Casals- pupil, Christopher Bunting in addition to the piano from a young age. He went on to study conducting with prof. Ilya Musin at the St Petersburg Conservatoire.

A gifted pianist, he has performed with talented instrumentalists such as clarinettist, Emma Johnson and violinist Ruth Waterman and broadcast for both BBC radio (In Tune) and television (BBC Wales). Performances with singers have included recitals for the Buxton and Cheltenham opera societies and an all-Puccini evening at the Shaldon Festival. A regular guest conductor with Cheltenham Chamber Orchestra, Timothy Carey has recently directed concertos of Mozart and Beethoven from the keyboard with the ensemble.