Tim Beattie, Canada Video Sample

Born in 1997 in Toronto, Canada, Tim Beattie began playing the guitar at the age of four, and his formal studies began at age seven. He is currently studying under the tutelage of Grammy-winning classical guitarist Jason Vieaux at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where Tim is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance. Prior to moving to Cleveland, Tim studied on full scholarship in the pre-college school at the Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto), in the studio of maestro Robert Hamilton.

Tim has been honoured with over 30 top prizes and awards in competitions at municipal through international levels, including: First Prize at the 2016 Stroud All-Ohio Competition, Second Prize (under-18 division) at the 2014 Indiana International Guitar Festival, and First Prize (under-18 division) at the 2013 Montréal International Guitar Festival.

Tim enjoys performing in a variety of settings, from seniors’ residences to live Toronto radio, and made his international debut as a featured performer at the 2014 Montréal International Guitar Festival. Highlights from the 2015/2016 season include performances at the Chamber Music Orillia concert series, the Toronto Guitar Weekend, and a live-televised performance for the Barrie Arts and Culture Awards in Ontario, Canada.

Artist's Website: http://timbeattie.ca/