Timothy Eddy began studying the cello at the age of nine in Bethesda, Maryland. Three years later he became a student of Luigi Silva, and continued with him until Silva passed away. Eddy was at that time in the Pre-College division at Julliard, and Bernard Greenhouse was called in to finish the semester for Silva. According to Eddy, "Greenhouse really introduced me to what working toward being an artist was all about. He made me acutely aware that the string player speaks with the bow."
Timothy Eddy is the cellist of the Orion Quartet (in residence at the Mannes College of Music in Manhattan), and a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln. He performs duo recitals with pianist Gilbert Kalish, and is the solo cellist of the Bach Aria Group.
Of Eddy, Barbara Sand wrote in The Strad Magazine, "Every one of Tim's students will tell you that he wants the best for them. He is the most generous and genuine person I've come across." (The Strad, February 2001)
He has been on the faculty of Mannes for eighteen years, and at the State University of New York at Stony Brook for thirty years. In September of 2001 he will leave his full professorship at Stony Brook, where he will become professor emeritus, and will begin teaching at Julliard. He has also been on the faculty of the Isaac Stern Chamber Music Workshop at Carnegie Hall for several years.
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