Tim Hugh is increasingly recognised as one of the finest, most dynamic and most abundantly innovative cellists of the new generation.
In 1990, this British musician won two medals, including the Bach Prize, at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. Since that time, he has appeared with Europe’s leading conductors: Pierre Boulez, Bernard Haitink, Mstislav Rostropovich, Andre Previn, Sir Colin Davis, Sir Andrew Davis, Kent Nagano, Sir John Pritchard and Sir George Solti. He has also toured Australia, the Far East, Poland, Norway and Bulgaria as well as appearing at the Aldeburgh Festival and the BBC Proms in London.
In early 1995 he became Principal Cellist of the London Symphony Orchestra, for which he immediately appeared as soloist, standing in for Mstislav Rostropovich. With the LSO he has played concertos by Brahms, Strauss, Messiaen, Walton, Haydn and Elgar.
For Naxos Tim Hugh has recorded the cello concertos of Arthur Bliss and William Walton, both honoured with the Gramophone magazine’s Editor’s Choice accolade, as well as Benjamin Britten’s Cello Symphony (which was shortlisted for a Gramophone Award). Other releases include the three Britten cello suites, concertos by Hofmann and CPE Bach and the first two volumes of Boccherini’s concertos. Tim Hugh’s recording of Holst’s Invocation for Cello and Orchestra was also Gramophone magazine Editor’s Choice recording.
In January 2001, Tim Hugh recorded for Naxos the Finzi concerto with the Northern Sinfonia.
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