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Name: Tim Blomfield
Skills: Administrator, Manager, Player, Publisher, Teacher
Phone: +61 2 9555 7442
Fax: +61 2 9555 1828
Address: 14 Wharf Road, Birchgrove (Sydney) N.S.W. 2041, Australia
Links: Website     E-mail
Tim is a specialist in Historically Informed Performance, particulary with regard to the violoncello. Having completed undergraduate study at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Tim began investigating the technique and repertoire of the baroque and classical cello in 1984. His interest in this area was kick-started by Anner Bijlsma during his several visits to Australia in the mid-1980s. He explored this further in the 1990s with Jaap ter Linden at the Koninklijk Conservatorium, The Hague, and in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Tim also has valuable experience in ensemble management and administration. He is Artistic Director of Salut! Baroque Ensemble which he founded with recorder player, Sally Melhuish, in 1995. In 2005, Salut! celebrated 10 years of annual subscription series concerts in Sydney and Canberra. With Salut! he has made numerous CD recordings and enjoyed working with such notable international artists as Jaap ter Linden and Elizabeth Wallfisch. Tim is also Director of the annual Gambello Baroque Music Workshop which he founded in Sydney in 2001. As well, Tim founded the Australian Classical Era Orchestra in November 2004 with historical bassoon specialist, Kate Walpole.

Since 1997, Tim has also specialised in performance on the basse de violon (bass violin). He has an active early music teaching studio in Sydney and presents early music string workshops for the Australian Strings Association.



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