Timothy Reynish studied horn with Aubrey Brain and Frank Probyn, was a music scholar at Cambridge, working under Raymond Leppard and Sir David Willcocks, and after graduating held principal horn positions with the Northern Sinfonia, Sadler’s Wells Opera (now ENO) and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. His conducting studies were on short courses with George Hurst, Sir Charles Groves and Sir Adrian Boult, inter alia, and he was a prize winner in the Mitropoulos International Conducting Competition in New York. He subsequently conducted many professional orchestras, including appearances at the Proms and internationally.
In 1975 he became tutor for the Postgraduate Conducting Course at the Royal Northern College of Music, two years later succeeding Philip Jones as Head of School of Wind & Percussion. At the RNCM, he conducted a wide range of opera, and developed the wind orchestra and ensemble of the RNCM to become one of the best in the world, commissioning works from many distinguished composers He was awarded a Churchill Travelling Fellowship in 1982 to study the development and repertoire of the American symphonic wind band movement, and in the following two decades he developed the wind orchestra and ensemble of the RNCM to become one of the best in the world, commissioning works from many distinguished composers, performing regularly in major Festivals, broadcasting for BBC and Classic FM, and playing at WASBE Conferences. In the nineties he emerged as one of the leading conductors of wind bands and wind ensembles in the world, and in the past few years he has conducted many of the principal professional bands in Asia, Europe, North and South America.