Previously based in Brisbane, Tim Allen-Ankins graduated from a Bachelor of Music (2019) at the Queensland Conservatorium where he learnt from Peter Luff, Ysolt Clark and Malcolm Stewart. At this institution, he was inspired by the role of the French horn in orchestral repertoire. Tim is excited to continue his training in 2021 at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) under the tutelage of SSO’s Principal Horn, Ben Jacks.
Tim holds casual positions with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonic and Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. He particularly enjoys the thrill of playing Principal Horn and has performed in this role with the Australian Youth Orchestra (AYO), Queensland Youth Symphony (QYS), Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Pops Orchestra and the Queensland Music Festival. Tim has also performed in programs with the Australian International Symphony Orchestra Institute.
As a soloist, Tim has performed Mozart’s Fourth Horn Concerto on a Queensland Youth Symphony tour, and Schumann’s Konzertstück for Four Horns with the Northern Rivers Symphony Orchestra. In 2019, Tim performed in the Musica Viva Festival in a wind quintet through AYO’s Chamber Players program.
Some of Tim’s musical highlights include performing in the Royal Concertgetbouw - Amsterdam, Opera Berlioz – Mentpellier and the Sydney Opera House. He has had the privilege of working with established international conductors including Johannes Fritzsch, Elim Chan, Larry Rachleff, Giordano Bellincampi, Bertrand de Billy and Krzysztof Urbański.
Outside of music making, Tim enjoys playing tennis and going to the gym in his spare time.
Photo by Pia Johnson