Tim Braithwaite

Tim began his musical career as a chorister in the choirstalls of the English choral tradition before winning a choral scholarship with the renowned chapel choir of Royal Holloway, University of London in 2011.

In 2020, Tim graduated from the specialised master’s in Early Music Theory course at Het Koninklijk Conservatorium in Den Haag and is currently enjoying a vibrant international performing career as both a countertenor and baritone, with a particular focus on the exploration of vocal practices before the turn of the seventeenth century.

Alongside his activities as a vocalist, Tim gives regular classes on the history of singing at Het Utrechts Conservatorium and Het Koninklijk Conservatorium in Den Haag and is frequently invited to lead workshops on a variety of subjects related to the historical interaction between performance and theoretical issues.

In 2020, Tim set up the online initiative Cacophony! which aims to further the discussion of various issues in historical vocal practices, while continuing to challenge traditional narratives concerning the history of Western vocal aesthetics and reframe our aural imaginations of the musical past.

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