Timothy Young is Coordinator of Piano Studies and Head of Chamber Music at the Australian Academy of Music. He studied at the University of Melbourne with Ronald Farren-Price and Mack Jost before completing his Diploma with distinction from the Nicolò Paganini Conservatorium in Genova, Italy under the direction of Lidia Baldecchi- Arcuri and Massimiliano Damerini.
During this period he was winner of the Premio Kawai-Tortona, the Palma d’Oro-Finale Ligure and in Trio the 1st Chamber Music Competition of Liguria. Festival appearances included Chiavari, Bordighera, Ravello and the Accademia Chigiana. He also performed with the Orfeo and Aulodia ensembles, and was an assistant teacher at the Paganini Conservatorium.
In recent years Timothy has toured Australia with Ray Chen for Musica Viva, appeared at the Queensland Biennial Festival of Music, the Australian Piano Duo Festival, the Melbourne International Arts Festival, Port Fairy Festival (Victoria), Bangalow Music Festival, Tyalgum Festival, Melbourne International Festival of Brass, the Utzon Room music series at the Sydney Opera House, Canberra International Music Festival, the Aurora Festival (ISCM) in Sydney, the Perth Concert Hall Summer Series, Perth Festival, and the Woodend Festival.
His internationally acclaimed discography includes numerous recordings for the Tall Poppies and Melba labels collaborating with violinist Ray Chen, violist Roger Benedict, cellist David Pereira, soprano Cheryl Barker and solo recitals.
‘…. truly magnificent piano playing’
The Classical Review (US) Feb 2011