Creative Kernow, based at Krowji, is the umbrella organisation for the following nine projects. Together we support the production, promotion and distribution of work by creative practitioners in Cornwall because we believe in creativity's transformative power and want more people to benefit from it.


Tim Smithies cellist and singer

Tim Smithies is a non-professional cellist living and working in Cornwall – where he runs Carn to Cove and is a professional music producer at the recording label Metronome Recordings.  He passed Grade VIII cello many years ago (but would definitely struggle to perform the Saint Saens cello concerto today!)  and plays chamber music regularly with the Devoran Quartet q.v. and in duos, trios and quartets for the occasional wedding and function – with a large repertoire range from Bach to Bossa Nova .   He is also a keen pianist and working on his jazz piano playing.    He is interested in playing and learning about all genres of music (cello and singing)  and particularly exploring jazz and contemporary music bands.

Recent  performances in a duet with Juliette Walsh (violin) for a wedding in April 2017 in Penryn Town Hall and afterwards at a reception at Enys House including Bach Unaccompanied Suite and Elgar Chanson du Matin.  As well as Devoran Quartet he also plays with a variety of younger student and undergraduate string players in a String Quartet for weddings too.

He can sight-read well and is available for impromptu gigs in Cornwall,   enjoys playing orchestral music and singing (high baritone)  – Tim is an ex Canterbury Cathedral chorister and has directed and performed in many choral concerts  – Schola Cantorum of Oxford,  Intermedi,  Rossini Opera Festival Chorus etc.    but is unable (due to work commitments)  to commit time to long term regular rehearsal schedules.   Short project based rehearsals are fine.  contact


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c/o Metronome

Telephone: 07949636218

Tim Smithies