Timothy Walden studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
He has held posts of Principal Cello of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Nationale de Capitole du Toulouse, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. He was appointed Principal of the Philharmonia Orchestra in 2010.
He has worked with conductors such as Neeme Jarvi, Sir Georg Solti, Valery Gergiev, Sir Colin Davis, Sir Simon Rattle, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Pierre Boulez, Ricardo Muti and Kurt Masur.
As a soloist Timothy has performed and recorded extensively for disc and radio with all the major orchestras throughout the UK and abroad covering all the major cello repertoire.