Tim Munro, ANAM alumnus, is a Chicago-based, triple-Grammy-winning musician. As a flutist, writer, broadcaster and teacher he treats audiences as equals, welcoming them into musical worlds with passion, intelligence, and humour. Tim is currently the St Louis Symphony Orchestra’s Creative Partner. In this role he curates the SLSO’s series at the Pulitzer Foundation, co-hosts live broadcasts on St Louis Public Radio, writes articles and program notes, and presents onstage conversations.
Tim is flutist for the University of Chicago’s Grossman Ensemble and Principal Flute of the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra. Recent performance highlights include appearances with Ensemble Signal, Newspeak, Ensemble Dal Niente, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s MusicNOW series. He was flutist and co-artistic director of Eighth Blackbird from 2006-15. He toured the US and seven other countries with the band, premiering more than one 100 works, co-curating several festivals, working with musical heroes, and winning three Grammy Awards.
As a soloist, Tim has been acclaimed as a “captivating”, “bravura” and “charismatic” performer (New York Times) who can deliver “a virtuosic tour-de-force” (Chicago Tribune). As an ensemble, he took part in two of Chicago’s ‘10 best classical concerts of 2018.’ He is committed to large-scale, immersive projects that put listeners at the centre of the musical experience. In 2017 he co-directed David Lang’s crowd out, which drew a crowd of 1000 untrained singers from all over Chicago. In 2020 he will direct The Last Message Received, a new work finding beauty and struggle in modern communication by Pulitzer-Prize finalist Christopher Cerrone.
Tim lives in Chicago with his wife Julie, artistic director of Filament Theatre, and with their badly behaved orange cat. On a sunny afternoon, Tim might dream of ghost writing a musician’s biography, of sketching landscapes, or writing a crime novel…
Tim Munro’s ANAM residency is generously supported by Sieglind D’Arcy