… just some of the orchestras who have booked Morgensterns clients during the past year.
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Tim Birchall (Violin) Profile

Tim's Orchestral bookings include …

  • Orchestras: BBC Concert Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, London Concert Orchestra, London Mozart Players, National Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Senbla Concert Orchestra.
  • Orchestras (Opera/Ballet): English Touring Opera, Garsington Opera, Glyndebourne Touring Opera, London Festival Opera, Opera North Orchestra, Stanley Hall Opera.
  • Chamber Orchestras: London Chamber Orchestra.
  • Chamber Groups: Adderbury Ensemble, Locrian Ensemble.
  • Shows: Phantom of The Opera.
  • Sessions: Isobel Griffiths, John Wilson Orchestra, Justin Pearson.

other items of interest …

  • BBC Concert Orchestra (regurlar extra work, 1st violin)
  • Ballet Rambert
  • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (Co-principal 2nd violin, trial 2012)
  • English National Opera (trial 1st violin (2011), extra work)
  • English Sinfonia (extra work, 1st violin)
  • Ensemble Kontraste, Germany (guest leader)
  • Garsington Opera Orchestra (2012 - )
  • Halle Orchestra (guest No. 4, trial No. 7, 1st violin)
  • Ilford Opera
  • Mainz State Opera House, Germany (tutti 1st violin, 2003-05)
  • Meiningen State Opera House, Germany (1st Concertmaster, trial 2009)
  • Munich Chamber Orchestra, Germany (extra work)
  • New Philharmonic Frankfurt (section leader)
  • Northern Sinfonia (extra work, sub-principal, 1st violin)
  • Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra - guest leader (2013)
  • Opera North (Principal Nr. 4 1st violins trial)
  • Philharmonia Orchestra (trial No. 4, 1st violin, extra work, tutti 1st violin)
  • Stanley Hall Opera Orchestra (leading)


  • Phantom of the Opera

Orchestral Training

  • Munich Youth Philharmonic (guest leader)

Tim has worked with orchestras throughout Germany and the UK. After studying at the Yehudi Menuhin School, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, and Nürnberg Musikhochschule he was appointed leader of Meiningen Opera House orchestra in Germany and worked as guest leader at Nürnberger Symphoniker. Tim worked for several years with Ensemble Kontraste, playing in concerts throughout Germany, France and Denmark.

In the UK Tim has worked with symphony orchestras such as the Philharmonia (trial No. 4 1st violin) and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, is a member of Garsington and Glyndebourne Touring opera orchestras, and has toured with the Northern Sinfonia and London Mozart Players.

Tim has been booked for Orchestral recording sessions by the Mainz Chamber Orchestra, Munich Chamber Orchestra, Opera North, Halle Orchestra, English National Opera.

Tim's Commercial Experience includes sessions for Isobel Griffiths, solos throughout the BBC's Hillsborough documentary, tours with Bobby McFerrin, Vanessa Mae, Jethro Tull, the Heritage Orchestra and TV work for ITV's The Voice.

Tim is an experienced teacher. He has worked as Head of Strings at Headington School, Oxford, held teaching positions at Junior Trinity, Uppingham School, and taught at Well's Cathedral School and Nürnberg Hochschule für Musik.


Graduate studies

Guildhall School of Music and Drama (BMus) and Nürnberg Hochschule fur Musik (Masters).

Schools attended

Yehudi Menuhin School.


Rosemary Furniss, Stephanie Gonley and Daniel Gaede. Masterclasses: Pinchas Zuckerman (Tel Aviv, Israel), Mauricio Fuks, Itzhak Rashkovsky (Keshet Eilon, Israel).

Tim joined Morgensterns in March 2012

Tim's web profile was last updated 8th Feb 2019


Tim Birchall (Violin) Profile

Teaching experience

Tim has worked as Head of Strings at Headington School, Oxford, held teaching positions at Junior Trinity, Uppingham School, and taught at Well's Cathedral School and Nürnberg Hochschule für Musik.


Tim Birchall (Violin) Profile

Hillsborough documentary, 2016, shown on BBC/ESPN. Music: Tim Atack; Musicians: Tim Birchall, violin/David Cohen, cello; Recorded at Air Studios


Tim Birchall (Violin) Profile

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