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Tim Crooks is a British conductor, arranger and 

Specialising in orchestral music in unconventional settings, 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 is a founding member of Manchester String Quartet, and is arranger / producer for the group's recordings. He also works in the studio with the Up North Session Orchestra as an arranger and MD.


Tim has worked with orchestras including Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, The Philharmonia, RTÉ Concert Orchestra and Kaleidoscope Orchestra. 


‘…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

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