Timothy Salter

Timothy Salter (born in Mexborough, Yorkshire in 1942) is an English composer, conductor and pianist.

Timothy Salter
Mexborough, Yorkshire, England
GenresChamber, orchestral, instrumental, choral
Occupation(s)Composer, conductor, pianist
LabelsNMC Recordings,[1] Regent Records (UK), Oboe Classics, SFZ music, Convivium Records, Usk Recordings


Timothy Salter studied at St John's College, Cambridge, where he won the John Stewart of Rannoch Scholarship in sacred music. His piano teachers included York Bowen and Lamar Crowson. He has composed chamber and orchestral music, choral music and songs. He founded Usk Recordings in 1995 and is the musical director of The Ionian Singers.

He is co-author with Edward Lowbury and Alison Young of Thomas Campion, Poet, Composer, Physician, publisher: Chatto & Windus, London 1970, SBN 7011 1477 0.

For many years he taught composition and performance studies at the Royal College of Music, where he designed collaborative composer/performer courses and in conjunction with Edwin Roxburgh conducted the Twentieth Century Ensemble. He was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Music in 2004[2] for services to music.


  1. "Timothy Salter's profile with NMC Recordings". Retrieved 1 November 2013.
  2. "Fellowship of the Royal College of Music" (PDF). Retrieved 27 September 2016.
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