Tim Beattie


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“Moving between textures and moods with ease ... Beattie’s guitar dazzles.” Laura Stanley, MusicWorks Magazine

"Classical guitar at its very best. Played by a most subtle and able artist … virtuoso passages projected with great variety of tone and attack … well brought out in Beattie’s intimate beautiful way.” Ian Stuart-Hunter, Perthshire Advertiser





Hailing from Toronto, Canada, TIM BEATTIE (b. 1997) is active as a performer, educator, collaborator, and recording artist. Bringing his genre-defying programming to stages around the world, he engages audiences with sounds that are at once familiar and foreign, intimate and electrifying, accessible and challenging, “moving between textures and moods with ease  … Beattie’s guitar dazzles.” (Laura Stanley, MusicWorks Magazine)

    Beattie’s recent activities include performances at Perth Concert Hall, Lammermuir Festival, UN Climate Conference 2021, St. Giles Cathedral, and the Royal Overseas League (London); collaborative projects with actor Tucker St Ivany, filmmaker Rosslyn McCormick, Quartet Malamatina, North American Guitar Trio, Sean Shibe, Sasha Savaloni, and George Tarleton; recordings on period instruments from the collection at St. Cecilia’s Museum (Edinburgh); premieres of new works by Finn McLean and Gerald Garcia; and teaching at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and University of St. Andrews.


Named “Most Promising Youth” at the 2016 Arts and Culture Awards in Barrie, Canada (his hometown), Beattie has since been recipient of numerous awards from the Amsterdam University of the Arts, Cleveland Institute of Music, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Royal Overseas League, Sylva Gelber Foundation, Worshipful Company of Musicians; and top prizes at the international guitar competitions in Antwerp, Brussels, Calgary, Hamilton and Uppsala, among others.


Beattie’s performance credits include appearances on Podium Wittemann (Dutch TV), Concertzender Actueel (Dutch radio), FirstOntario Concert Hall (supporting KD Lang), Spiegelzaal in Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam (supporting Ludovico Einaudi), Amsterdam Blue Note (with Nai Barghouti), Cultura Ede (with Rosanne Philippens), East Neuk Festival (with Sean Shibe), Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ Amsterdam (with CvA Score Collective), Brussels International Guitar Festival, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland International Guitar Festival, Drumlanrig Castle, Guitar Society of Toronto, Lammermuir Festival, Montreal International Guitar Festival, Perth Summer Festival, Sauble Beach Guitar Festival, Ullapool Guitar Festival, the 2021 UN Climate Conference, and the online platform Young Classicals.


    Tim's formal studies began at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, where he was the first guitarist ever invited to join the Taylor Academy for Young Artists. In 2019, he graduated from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam with the distinction 'Cum Laude', supported by the Amsterdam University of the Arts AHK Talent Grant. He recently completed an Artist Diploma at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where he graduated in 2021 with a Master’s in Music Performance, supported by the Sylva Gelber Foundation, Tillett Trust, ROSL Study Award, and RCS Trust.






Tim is the recently-appointed instructor of guitar at the St. Andrew’s University Music Centre.


He also offers private instruction all year round on a one-to-one basis either in-person or via Zoom/video conference. 


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