A young artist of many facets, Tim Whitehead is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, and has been both a long- and short-term resident artist at The Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada. He has performed throughout the United States, Canada, and Western Europe, and has been heard on National Public Radio, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s ZedTV, and Radio Suisse Romande.
Mr. Whitehead is a laureate of the Academie de Musique de Lausanne, has been presented in recital at The Holland Music Sessions, and has held staff piano positions at Bennington College and The Quartet Program at Bucknell University. Two consecutive summers were spent as a faculty member at Point CounterPoint Chamber Music festival in Vermont.
As a chamber musician, he has shared the stage with such eminent talents as violinist Charles Castleman, cellist Bonnie Hampton, flutists Gergeley Ittzes and Paula Robison, faculty members of the Juilliard and Eastman Schools, New England Conservatory, the Franz Liszt Academy, founding members of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and principal members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Calgary Philharmonic, and Melbourne Opera. He is a frequent chamber partner to members of the ASO, and while still in school was awarded Chamber Music honors by the Eastman faculty.
With an extensive repertoire of over 700 major works, he has performed complete cycles of the sonatas for Piano and Violin by both Beethoven and Brahms, as well as the Cello and Clarinet sonatas of Brahms. As a student of the solo repetoire, his primary teacher was Thomas Schumacher; his collaborative skills were honed by further studies with Jean Barr.
As an accompanist, he has twice played for the ASTA Young Artist Competition National finals. Mr. Whitehead’s work as a recording artist can be heard on the Azica label.
A dedicated teacher, he is currently a member of the piano faculty of The Georgia Academy of Music in Atlanta.