Timothy McCoy cello Timothy McCoy began his life in music as a Suzuki cello student and boy chorister. He cut his professional teeth as a Sunday brunch salon music artist and avid teenage busker. A graduate of Indiana University, Mr. McCoy studied cello with Gary Hoffman and Janos Starker, and chamber repertoire with Menahem Pressler, James Buswell, and George Janzer. From a deep classical background including an eclectic freelance experience in Toronto, a tenure with the Orchestre symphonique de Québec, touring Spain and Morocco with Bernard Labadie and Les Violons du Roy, performing with the Emperor and Fox Quartets, and wide-ranging chamber music appearances, including with eminent pianists Anton Kuerti and Angela Hewitt, Timothy has collaborated in musical ventures in the genres of contemporary, jazz, blues, musical theatre, commercial, folk, and traditional music. Timothy was recruited to the National Arts Centre Orchestra and confirmed by Pinchas Zukerman in 2003.