Timothy Archbold is an Australian cellist and inspired teacher
Timothy Archbold was raised in Regional Australia in the small town of Castlemaine, Central Victoria. He graduated from the Castlemaine Secondary College in 1998 having studied with Anna Daniel and Megon Smithies, and he received a Bachelor of Music Performance with Honours from the University of Melbourne in 2002 under the guidence of Nelson Cooke and Phillip Green. He was a teacher of strings and assistant conductor of the orchestra at Girton Grammar school in Bendigo, Victoria, 1999-2003.
Timothy has been a principal cellist of the Australian National Music Camp Orchestra, the Melbourne Youth Orchestra, the Geminiani Orchestra (Melbourne), the Melbourne University Orchestra, the Victorian College of the Arts Orchestra, the Bremen Hochschule Orchestra, the Launders Bremen Jungen Orchestra; and has played with Australian Youth Orchestra, the Oldenburg City Orchestra in Germany, Orchestra Victoria, and has participated in professional development with Melbourne and Sydney Symphony Orchestras. His ensemble work includes performing with the Orenda Ensemble; he also is a founding member of the Berkeley Ensemble, both based in Melbourne. Timothy has appeared as soloist with several Victorian groups, performed many solo recitals throughout Victoria, and won numerous awards and Eisteddfods.
In December 2007, Timothy completed his studies at the Hochschule für Künste in Bremen, Germany, where he studied with Professor Alexander Baillie. During his time in Germany, Timothy also studied at the Hannover Hochschule for Music and Theater under Hatto Beyele and the Karol Szymanowski Quartet studying Chamber music with the Aquila Quartet. He has recently completed his Masters Degree at Wichita State University, playing with the Bloomfield String Quartet and the Wichita Symphony Orchestra and moved to the Chicago area where he is teaching and freelancing with several orchestras. He is the assistant principal of the Northwest Indiana and Peoria Symphony Orchestra. Tim is on the teaching faculty at Bradley University, Peoria. He and his wife Karen play and perform together in the Duo Striata. They are available for weddings, concerts, and other special events.