Timothy Merton’s career as a cellist has spanned both sides of the Atlantic. His teachers have included Jean Goberman, Lief Rosanoff, and Madeleine Foley. He studied at the Mannes College of Music in New York and the Royal College of Music in London. From 1989 to 1996 he lived in England, where he performed with many of the groundbreaking early-music ensembles and orchestras, including the English Baroque Soloists, the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, with whom he toured worldwide and recorded on the Sony Classical, Deutsche Grammophon, and Phillips labels.
Fascinated by performing for diverse audiences, his travels have also taken him from Radio Nanjing, China, and the Dalit People’s Organization, Bangalore, India, to positions with the Aarhus Symfoniorkester, Denmark, the Orquesta Sinfonica de Sevilla, Spain, and the Glyndebourne Festival Orchestra, UK. Timothy currently divides his time between Putney, Vermont, where he produces 1,500 gallons of maple syrup each Spring, and Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he is the artistic director and founder of Sarasa Ensemble, awarded Outstanding Achievement for its Outreach Program by Early Music America in 2007 and the Commissioner’s Community Partnership Award in 2018. You can sample his maple syrup at various diners in the Boston Metropolitan area!