Timothy Scott Whiteley
Born in York, England in 1980, Tim Scott Whiteley started his singing career as a chorister at York Minster. In 2000 he won a choral scholarship to Christ Church, Oxford, where he studied German and Linguistics. A busy schedule of recording, touring and singing daily services with Christ Church Cathedral Choir was accompanied by a growing interest in early music, and in 2004 Tim founded, directed and sang with the Oxford-based, Renaissance ensemble Cantores Aedis Christi. In September of the same year he moved to Vienna, Austria where he co-founded Cinquecento, a six voice acapella ensemble that specialises in sixteenth century polyphony from the Austrian Habsburg courts. Having recorded six CDs with the Hyperion label Cinquecento has become recognised as being “at the very forefront of modern-day specialists in the performance of Renaissance polyphony” International Record Review. As well as Cinquecento Tim now sings with some of the world’s finest ensembles including Alamire (D.Skinner), The Tallis Scholars (P.Phillips), The Eric Whitacre Singers (E Whitacre), Consortium (A J Smith), Ensemble Gilles Binchois (D Vellard), Clemencic Consort (R Clemencic) and Huelgas Ensemble (P Van Nevel). He also works as a vocal coach and lyricist for pop/rock artists across Austria.