Photo: Anthony Mooney


Tim Crooks is a British conductor, arranger and 

 Specialising in live music Tim has been involved with many diverse orchestral projects, spanning genres from Classical to Dance, Disco, Gospel and more, working with international artists such as Kathy Sledge, Alison Limerick, Lisa Stansfield, Alex James and Aziz Ibrahim.

Tim has conducted across the globe, from Sydney Opera House to Dubai Opera, the Royal Albert Hall and the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury.


Current projects include orchestrating and conducting Haçienda Classical, and The Sound of Joy Division Orchestrated, featuring Peter Hook with Manchester Camerata.

Originally a violinist Tim has performed at the BBC Proms, Cheltenham Festivals, and broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and BBC 6 Music. He has featured on Channel 4, BBC Television and Sky Arts as an arranger and conductor.


As an advocate for the wider benefits of music education Tim has co-led large-scale projects such as In Harmony Opera North, which won the 2014 Classic FM award for ‘Best Classical Music Education Initiative’.  


‘…Manchester Camerata, probably Britain’s most adventurous orchestra, weaned away from its Beethoven by conductor Tim Crooks’s rambunctiously stylish transformations of Blue Monday, Voodoo Ray and other Eighties and Nineties club-thumpers’

Richard Morrison, The Times -

"He has accomplished an amazing feat. He has a tremendous gift. I was in awe."

- Peter Hook. The Haçienda