The initiative Cacophony! is primarily coordinated by founder and artistic director, Tim Braithwaite. Based in The Netherlands, Tim’s career is multi-faceted within the broad field of "Early Music."
Having read Music at Royal Holloway University of London, Tim continued his studies in Early Music Singing and Early Music Theory at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague, where he now lectures on the historical development of singing.
As a countertenor and baritone, Tim enjoys a regular concert schedule with a number of ensembles specialising in historical performance practices such as Cappella Pratensis, the Hemony Ensemble, and Park Collegium, as well as in a solo capacity.
In addition to his active performing career, Tim is in demand as both a lecturer and workshop leader at a number of top European conservatoires including Het Koninklijk Conservatorium in Den Haag, Het Utrechts Conservatorium, and the Hochschule für Künste in Bremen, focusing particularly on issues in performance practice before 1600.