Saying goodbye and good luck to Tim Hugh

In October 2019 we say a heartfelt goodbye to Principal Cello Tim Hugh. 

Here we take a look back at his career with the LSO. 


Tim Hugh playing in the LSO 1994Tim Hugh came to the LSO in 1995 as Principal Cello. In the early days of his time with the LSO, he received critical acclaim after stepping in at short notice to perform Pierre Boulez's Messagesquisse

In the years since, Tim has performed with the Orchestra as soloist in concertos by Brahms, Haydn and Elgar. A particular highlight of Tim's time with the LSO was the UK premiere of Tischenko's Cello Concerto in 2007, conducted by Valery Gergiev. Most recently he played Elgar's Cello Concerto and Brahms' Double Concerto on tour to Granada and Almería, and at the Alhambra Palace. Tim's 2006 recording of JS Bach's Cello Suites for LSO Live garnered wide-spread praise, described by BBC Music Magazine as 'the best performance on a modern cello'. 

During his final summer as an LSO Member this year, Tim spent ten days at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, coaching the next generation of classical musicians. His final series of concerts with the Orchestra is in Hong Kong and China in September 2019. After a memorable 24 years of commitment, we wish Tim all the best in his future at the Royal Opera House.