Tim Anderson


"...expert, thoughtful and precise..."

Dr. Helmut Christian Mayer, Opera-Online.com

"The Kärntner Sinfonieorchester ... was on top form under the direction of Tim Anderson."

Florian Amort, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

"Conductor Tim Anderson ensures persuasiveness and the best craftsmanship."

Walter Gürtelschmied, Die Presse

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Anglo-German conductor Tim Anderson is rapidly making a name for himself as an interpreter of 20th and 21st century repertoire. He has conducted for companies such as the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Teatro Real Madrid, Dutch National Opera, Opéra National de Montpellier, and Stadttheater Klagenfurt. In concert, Tim has appeared with contemporary music ensembles such as Klangforum Wien, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, and London Sinfonietta and at venues including Vienna’s Konzerthaus, London’s Southbank Centre and Barbican, and Katowice’s NOSPR Hall. Notable repertoire includes Salvatore Sciarrino's Il canto s'attrista, perché? and Bernhard Lang’s Hiob, (both world premieres in Klagenfurt), Philip Venables’ Denis and Katya (Amsterdam, Montpellier, London, Wales), Gerald Barry’s The Intelligence Park (Birmingham), and Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Greek (30th-anniversary production, London). 

In the 23/24 season, Tim makes house debuts at Semperoper Dresden with a new production of Powder Her Face and at Opera Australia conducting Brett Dean's Hamlet. He also returns to Stadttheater Klagenfurt to revive Sciarrino's Il canto, conducts the Kärntner Sinfonieorchester in a programme of Shostakovich and Prokofiev and takes on the musical direction of Georg Friedrich Haas' 11.000 Saiten in his return to Klangforum Wien.

He studied at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, New College, Oxford, and at the Jorma Panula Academy in Helsinki. As an assistant, he most recently worked with Vladimir Jurowski (Das Rheingold, LPO), Sir Donald Runnicles (Die Walküre, Deutsche Oper Berlin), Ivor Bolton (Rusalka, Teatro Real Madrid), Nicholas Carter (Brett Dean's Hamlet, Adelaide Festival), and Giancarlo Andretta (Le nozze di Figaro, Glyndebourne Festival).

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Thomas Adès: Powder Her Face

Staatsoper Dresden (October 2023)

"The often demanding score is full of rhythmic finesse - simply breathtaking how confidently and brilliantly conductor Tim Anderson led the excellently prepared chamber orchestra. A production as entertaining as it is bizarrely thought-provoking."

Elisabeth Richter, Deutschlandfunk

"The [orchestra] gives expression to this unusual sound world under the dependable and considered direction of Tim Anderson. The work doesn’t seek to scare off or distress the listener but to draw them into the life of [the Duchess]. Anderson gives the music shape and sets the momentum."

Jens Daniel Schubert, Sächsische Zeitung

"The perfectly assembled ensemble of singers sang and played with full physical commitment and with an intensity that took one's breath away ... The enthusiastic final applause of the premiere audience was certainly not least due to the sovereign Tim Anderson and his committed project orchestra."

Thomas Thielemann, Der Opernfreund

"In conductor Tim Anderson an ideal custodian for the demanding score and an inspiring leader of the young, impeccably performing orchestra was found … a magnificently presented theatrical event."

Andreas Schwarze, Dresden Neuste Nachrichten

"Tim Anderson leads his troops with a diligence and precision that compels admiration…"

Thierry Verger, Forum Opera

Bernhard Lang: ​Hiob

Stadttheater Klagenfurt (February 2023)

Tim Anderson acts with verve and power on the podium of the Carinthian Symphony Orchestra, making Bernhard Lang's orchestral sounds, enhanced with synthesizer and quarter-tone experiments, shine.

Jörn Florian Fuchs, BR Klassik

Tim Anderson on the podium of the audibly committed Carinthian Symphony Orchestra has a firm grip on the score... the Klagenfurt Stadttheater succeeded in giving a remarkable performance...

Reinhard Kager, FAZ

It is precisely in the combination of his entirely contemporary tonal language with traditional melodic elements that Lang strikes a chord with today's audiences, as the enthusiasm at the end of the Klagenfurt premiere proved... The British-German conductor Tim Anderson, an authority in the field of contemporary music, seems to have enjoyed working with the Carinithian Symphony Orchestra as well as the choir...

Michael Cerha, Der Standard

The Kärntner Sinfonieorchester, with a large orchestra and a jazz trio, under the commanding and pinpoint precise conducting of Tim Anderson, knows how to present the music with the utmost concentration, precision and commitment... The moderately modern, fairly tonal, very accessible and listenable work is extremely rich in contrasts. The music touches again and again...

Dr. Helmut Christian Mayer, Opera Online

Bernhard Lang's music is a deliberately eclectic mix of styles... Tim Anderson holds the tension at the podium of the Carinthian Symphony Orchestra.

Die Presse

On the musical side of the production, British conductor Tim Anderson has some experience of contemporary repertoire and leads the large orchestra through the work with infectious enthusiasm.

Valentino Hribernig-Körber, Online Merker - Die internationale Kulturplattform

The musical director of the performance is the British-German conductor Tim Anderson, who deserves the utmost respect and admiration for his part in the success, which was enthusiastically celebrated by the audience in the sold-out house.

Manfred A. Schmid, Online Merker

Salvatore Sciarrino: Il canto s’attrista, perché?

Stadttheater Klagenfurt (February 2021)

...soon you are caught in the pull of the music. Especially when it is implemented as ambitiously and bravely as by the Carinthian Symphony Orchestra under the knowledgeable, prudent and precise conductor Tim Anderson.

Dr Helmut Christian Mayer, Opera Online

...the Carinthian Symphony Orchestra... was also in top form under the direction of Tim Anderson.

Florian Amort, Frankfurter Allgemeine

Conductor Tim Anderson ensures persuasiveness and the best craftsmanship.

Walter Gürtelschmied, Die Presse

Mark-Anthony Turnage: Greek

Grimeborn Opera Festival (August 2018)

Tim Anderson conducts superbly.

Mark Valencia, WhatsOnStage

...under the visibly and audibly proficient conducting of the Kantanti Ensemble by Tim Anderson, the 18-player orchestra... was on top.

Roderic Dunnett, Seen and Heard International

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