Tim Nail - piano

Tim Nail was born in Salisbury in 1959. He grew up in Scotland and graduated from Glasgow University with a B Mus (Hons). After working in residential childcare for 4 years Tim went to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London to take a post-graduate course in Music Therapy. He now works in Brighton providing therapy for local day centres. He also teaches the piano at local schools, and accompanies two choirs and one amateur opera company. He was the pianist for the Brighton Chamber Choir during the time that it was conducted by Neil Jenkins. Tim has recently performed a Mozart Piano Concerto with a Brighton Orchestra, and he performs regular concerts with his piano duo partner, Glen Capra. they gave a piano-duet recital in Brighton in July.

As a composer Tim has had success with some recent compositions. He won the Ditchling Choral Society prize for a Christmas Carol, and also had works premiered by the Brighton Chamber Choir. His new choral piece 'Fallen Flowers' is the third work that they have commissioned. The Sussex Philharmonic Chorus gave two performances last year of his oratorio 'What of Him?' and recently premiered his new Mass. The year 2008 sees the premiere of a short chamber opera 'Rosabelle'. Tim recently accompanied the Sussex Chorus in their recitals in Tallinn and Tartu in July.