Timothy Barratt studied on a Scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music, winning many major awards, and completed his studies with Vlado Perlemuter in Paris and Geoffrey Parsons. He has toured and broadcast extensively in the UK and abroad as soloist, accompanist and chamber music player. Whilst still a student he developed a special interest in song accompaniment through playing for Masterclasses at Aldeburgh, subsequently partnering such artists as Dame Felicity Lott and Robert White. In addition, instrumentalists he has worked with include Jack Brymer, Bradley Creswick and Haaken Hardenberger.
Teaching forms a major part of his musical life and he works with pupils of all ages and levels from beginner to post-graduate. Having taught at the RAM, TCM and Morley College for many years he is now Head of Keyboard at Dulwich College. He frequently directs teachers’ workshops and Masterclasses for performers in the UK and Far East and is a busy Competition and Festival adjudicator.
An ABRSM examiner since 1991, he is also a Trainer and Consultant Moderator. Other work for the AB includes co-writing the Board’s Teaching Notes on Piano Exam pieces, selecting the graded Piano pieces, presenting Seminars and acting as a mentor on the CT ABRSM Course.