Tim Davy studied tuba at Trinity College of Music (Trinity Laban) and Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and undertook Spitalfields Music’s animateur training programme, before embarking on a varied freelance career as an orchestra performer and creative workshop leader. Tim also worked in production and moved into full-time producing and arts administration, first at the Royal Opera House, and currently at the London Symphony Orchestra. For the LSO, Tim leads creative projects and major artistic plans at home and abroad, live and online, manages partnerships internationally and across the UK, and leads tours throughout Europe and further afield.

More about Tim…

Favourite place in the world?

The countryside where I live – it changes every day, and I love being out in it with my family and dog, or running or cycling in the area.

A fun fact about yourself?

I was a trainee music leader with Spitalfields Music back in 2008. I learned so much about creative music-making and event production that has been important throughout my career, and is why I’m delighted to be a trustee now!

No.1 book recommendation?

Very tough question! But I recently enjoyed reading Humankind: A Hopeful History (Rutger Bregman) and its message of optimism for the human race.

Furthest you’ve been away from home?

I’ve been lucky in my role as tour manager with the London Symphony Orchestra to travel the world, including visiting Japan on three occasions.

A hidden talent?

I ran an ultramarathon (53miles) in 2021, which seemed like a good idea at the time! I’m planning to do more in the future, as I found the mental and physical challenge difficult but the sense of achievement, through the training and the event itself, hugely rewarding.

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