Pianist and private piano teacher, Timothy de Quetteville, was born in Jersey and started taking piano lessons at the age of four. When he was seventeen and still at school he gained the ARCM Piano Performers’ Diploma. Following this success he was accepted at the Royal Academy of Music and studied the piano there with Gordon Green for seven years. During his studentship he was awarded the Academy’s Professional Certificate and the Certificate of Advanced Studies, the LRAM Piano Teachers’ Diploma, and the Recital Diploma (Dip.RAM) which is the Academy’s highest award for performing. He also won a Martin Musical Scholarship and the Hodgson Memorial Scholarship.
On completing his studies Mr. de Quetteville returned to Jersey and embarked on a successful career as a pianist and private piano teacher. He has had over twenty-five years teaching experience and his students have enjoyed many successes in Associated Board exams, the Jersey Eisteddfod and the Jersey Young Musician of the Year. Under his tutelage some of the students have been awarded music scholarships to public schools and others have been accepted at well-known and prestigious musical establishments. In 2007 a thirteen-year old won a place as a first study pianist at Chethams – the world-renowned school in Manchester for musically gifted children, and in 2011 another student was also accepted there as a first study pianist.
Mr. de Quetteville is an active performer. He has given solo recitals at the Wigmore Hall, the Purcell Room, St. Martin-in-the Fields, St. James’ Piccadilly, various venues in the south of England, throughout the Channel Islands and in Switzerland. He has recorded both locally and nationally for the BBC. His repertoire is drawn chiefly from music of the nineteenth century and his specialism is the music of Franz Liszt.