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Timothy Lines

Job Role: Clarinet Tutor

Department: Woodwind


Timothy Lines enjoys a varied career as a clarinettist.

From 1999 to 2003 he was principal clarinet of the London Symphony Orchestra, becoming chairman of the orchestra during his last year there. From 2004 to 2005 he was clarinet section leader of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

He plays regularly as a guest principal with orchestras such as the BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra and Scottish Chamber Orchestra and with ensembles such as London Sinfonietta and the newly formed Knussen Chamber Ensemble.

Timothy is currently principal clarinet of the English Baroque Soloists and the Orchestre Revolutionaire et Romantique, performing on period instruments, and of the London Mozart Players.


He conducts termly concerts with the New Perspectives Ensemble at the Royal College of Music, specialising in performing music by living composers. He has also conducted the Royal College of Music Chamber, Philharmonic and Symphony orchestras.

He is clarinet coach for the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and took the role of assistant conductor with them during their Spring 2019 course.

Notable Achievements

In 2016 Timothy was appointed a Fellow of the Royal College of Music.

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