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Tim is a Scottish cellist, singer, teacher and arranger. He graduated from the Reid School of Music (University of Edinburgh) with a BMus (Hons) in 2013, and has since performed across the UK and Europe with many orchestras, ensembles and choirs including the Fyrish String Quartet (of whom he is a founding member), Blackbird Opera, Magnetic Opera, Amicus, Ensemble Alba, Octavoce, the Glasgow Chamber Choir, and the Robin Chapel.


Tim teaches cello for East Lothian Council and Glasgow City Council as well has having a number of private students. He arranges music for string quartet and other ensembles – many of these arrangements are available to buy on Sheetmusicplus.


Whilst studying performance, orchestration and stylistic composition at university, Tim was involved in many of the student music societies. He was principal cellist of the string, chamber and symphony orchestras, as well as playing for Edinburgh Studio Opera and the university Footlights. He also sang with the University Singers and was choral scholar at Old Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church. Before university, Tim studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Junior Department.

Tim Cais cello Performing at a wedding in Edinburgh
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