Tim Beattie


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TIM BEATTIE is an emerging Canadian guitarist from Toronto. He has performed at venues across North America and Europe, bringing his colourful interpretations of art music spanning all eras from the Renaissance to 21st century.  “Moving between textures and moods with ease … Beattie’s guitar dazzles” (Laura Stanley,


Tim’s recent activities include appearances at the Perth Summer Festival, Taproot Festival, Brussels International Guitar Festival, Scotland House, Guitar Society of Toronto, Sauble Beach Guitar Festival, RCS@Home, and East Neuk Festival. 


Named “Most Promising Youth” at the 2016 Arts and Culture Awards in Barrie, Canada (his hometown), Tim has since been recipient of numerous awards from the Sylva Gelber Foundation, Musicians’ Company, Royal Overseas League, Amsterdam University of the Arts, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Cleveland Institute of Music; and top prizes at the Antwerp International Guitar Competition, Brussels International Guitar Competition, Ex-Aequo International Competition, GuitarFest West International Competition, Hamilton International Guitar Competition, James Stroud Guitar Competition, North East Scotland Guitar Society Award, Twents International Gitaar Competition, Uppsala International Guitar Competition, and others.


Performance highlights include features on Podium Wittemann (Dutch television), Concertzender Actueel (Dutch radio), Young Classicals, and appearances at the Brussels International Guitar Festival, Blue Note Amsterdam (with Nai Barghouti), Chamber Music Orillia, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland International Guitar Festival, Cultura Ede (with Rosanne Philippens), Drumlanrig Castle, Enkhuizen GitaarFestival, FirstOntario Concert Hall (supporting KD Lang), Montreal International Guitar Festival, Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ Amsterdam (with CvA Score Collective), Perth Concert Hall, Spiegelzaal in Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam (supporting Ludovico Einaudi), Sauble Beach Guitar Festival, and the Ullapool Guitar Festival.


He is currently following advanced postgraduate studies at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where he graduated in 2021 with a Master’s degree in Music Performance. He graduated Cum Laude from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam in 2019, after spending his formative years under the tutelage of Robert Hamilton at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, where he was the first guitarist ever invited to join the Phil and Eli Taylor Academy for Young Artists.





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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