Tim Perkins

Tim Perkins was born in Northampton in 1960 and attended the Town and County grammar school before studying viola and composition at Trinity College of Music, London.


Originally from Northampton, musician and composer Tim Perkins now
resides in Coventry, having successfully completed a Ph.D in electro-acoustic string composition at Birmingham Conservatoire in 2015 studying with Joe Cutler and Howard Skempton. His distinctive compositional style is influenced by early music & the Baroque, traditional music, jazz, and popular culture. Tim is resident composer for the Oxford Proms Orchestra in which he also plays viola. His commissions for the Oxford Proms series include Bending Glass for bassoon and strings (2010), Cherubim & Paraffin for seven players (2011), The Fiddler of Dooney for solo violin and singer, performed by acclaimed Contralto, Sophie Aldridge (2012), and A veil of Crimson and Blue for wind ensemble (2015). His piece for the 2016 Proms series, Dithyramb  “A piece of strong rhythm, alternately swelling and subsiding until interrupted by crashing drums.”(Oxford Daily info 2016.) For the 2017 OP series, Tim is presenting a virtuoso concerto for the ‘Howarth Redgate’ oboe to be premiered by leading oboe specialst, Christopher Redgate, and a contemporary folk/baroque fusion piece Quincurilla for renowned viola player, Emma Sheppard.