…Hornist Konstantin Timokhine proved to be a sensitive, colorful and courageous musician with an amazingly soft, restrained sound…“Südkurier“(D)
Konstantin Timokhine was born in 1973 in Kiev (Ukraine). At the early age of seven he was admitted to the Lyssenko Special School for Music where he studied horn, violin and piano. Further studies at the Kiev State Conservatory and at the Geneva Conservatoire Superieure de Musique. There, apart from conducting and chamber music, he studied the horn with Bruno Schneider, achieving the Diploma for Solo Performance with greatest distinction. He continued his studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Zürich with David Johnson, receiving another Diploma for Solo Performance. Additional studies for baroque and natural horn followed with Glen Borling.
Konstantin Timokhine won the first prize of both the International Horn Competition in Minsk (Belarus) and the Competition CNEM Riddes (Switzerland).
At the age of 17 the virtuoso soloist made his debut with the Ukrainian Youth Orchestra on a concert tour in Japan. He continued playing successfully as a horn soloist throughout Europe with various symphonic orchestras, performing horn concertos of W.A. Mozart, J. Haydn, L. Cherubini, R. Glière, E. Bozza and C.M. von Weber. Across the globe Konstantin Timokhine performs with chamber music ensembles such as the Colorado String Quartet (USA), Ensemble Fidelio and Contrechamps Genève, The Yofin Baroque Ensemble Zurich and Il Giardino Armonico. He appears on the side of Cecilia Bartoli on the Stage as a soloist with her Grammy awarded “Sacrificium“ Program. Also
After being the solo hornist in the Geneva Chamber Orchestra and the St. Gallen Symphony Orchestra and hornist in the Zurich Opera Orchestra, he is now the principal horn player in the Basle Chamber Orchestra, touring regularly with internationally renowned soloists and conductors, performing in all the world’s large concert halls.
Habitually he plays as solo hornist in the Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa (Japan), with the Musiciens du Louvre under Mark Minkowski (France) and the Giardino Armonico (Italy) under Giovanni Antonini.
His extraordinary musicality enthralls audience and press alike.
Konstantin Timokhine has recorded for several prestigious labels such as Sony and Naïve, as well as for various radio stations.