"Tim Thorpe is one of the UK’s finest young French horn players. As well as a superstar chamber, orchestral and solo player, he plays with a musicality that beguiles his tender years. Tim has a knack of making the French horn sound easy with a sweet yet powerful sound which he controls with astonishing agility. He has raised the standard of British Horn playing to dizzying heights!"
Dominic Seldis. Solo Double Bass Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Judge on BBC's Maestro
"The evening’s hero was principal horn Tim Thorpe for his beautifully articulated solos and the burnished tone of his section."
The Guardian on BBC NOW's performance of Mahler's Seventh Symphony
"Thorpe combines superb control and phrasing with a beautiful effortless quality of sound reminiscent of Hollywood's finest, Vince De Rosa."
The Horn Magazine review of Tim Thorpe’s CD "Midsummer"
"The solo horn player was Tim Thorpe who played strongly and confidently. Impressively, the central horn/cello passage was together (no mean feat considering the physical distance between the players and the stopping the cellist has to negotiate)."
Seen and Heard International Music Web on the BBC NOW Proms performance of the Shostakovich Cello Concerto
"Soloists Andrew Kennedy and Tim Thorpe captured the music’s more austere, often eerie, atmosphere. Together they brought an almost operatic drama to the Elegy and a lovely fleetness to the hunting images of the Hymn."
The Guardian on the BBC NOW performance of Britten's Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings
"Neither Kennedy nor Thorpe allowed the huge technical demands to obscure the work’s haunting beauty."
NottinghamNottingham Evening Post on the BBC NOW performance of Britten's Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings
"…Tim Thorpe's horn solos suitably magical…"
The Guardian on BBC NOW's performance of Mahler's Fourth Symphony
"Rather better was Till Eulenspiegel with its confident first horn Tim Thorpe."