Tim Hannah


Tim is a New Zealand-born, Melbourne-based musician, teacher and arts administrator. Through his work Tim aims to encourage the enjoyment of music and broaden people’s appreciation for the diverse artistic experiences available to twenty-first century audiences.

Born in Christchurch, New Zealand, Tim was one of the founding members and co-artistic directors of Ensemble Goldentree in 2015. As a member of the ensemble Tim performed in a number of concerts throughout their first two seasons and participated in the Australian Festival of Chamber Music Advanced Winterschool in 2015 and 2016, working with leading professional chamber musicians. Tim has performed with the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra, Melbourne Opera, Citi Opera, the Air Force Band, the Melbourne Metropolitan Sinfonia, the Melbourne Bach Choir Orchestra, the Heidelberg Choral Society, the Camberwell Chorale, Melbourne Youth Orchestra, the Monash Academy Orchestra and the University of Melbourne Orchestra. These engagements have included tours to China (with RMPO and Melbourne Opera) and New Zealand (with MYO).  

Tim completed his Bachelor of Music (Honours) at the University of Melbourne in 2015, following undergraduate study at Monash University (BA/BMus). 

Tim works for Musica Viva as the VIC Administration Coordinator and volunteers as the producer and presenter of Music in Melbourne and Recent Releases on 3MBS Fine Music Melbourne (103.5FM). In his free time he enjoys cooking, visiting Melbourne’s zoos with his partner Alison and spending time with his parents, three younger brothers and cat, Opal. Despite living in Australia most of his life, Tim still barracks for the All Blacks and Black Caps.  

“Actually you never eyeball a horn player. That’s one of the real rules. You just don’t. They’re stuntmen. You don’t eyeball stuntmen just before they’re about to go near death.”

 - Sir Simon Rattle, Principle Conductor Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra