About Tim Lihoreau

About Tim Lihoreau

Tim Lihoreau

Accomplished musician, best selling author and popular broadcaster – Tim’s one of the creative talents behind Classic FM’s success.

    • After studying music at the University of Leeds, Tim worked as a professional pianist and at a contemporary classical and jazz record label, prior to his move into radio.

    • Tim’s writing and production work in radio have brought great acclaim with honours at the Sony Radio Academy Awards, the Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards and the New York International Radio Festival. Tim has scripted many of Classic FM’s landmark series; he was the man who redrafted fairy tales and children’s favourites for the Galaxy Of Stories programmes.

    • Tim has written for the Daily Telegraph and the Independent. His books have included Stephen Fry’s Incomplete and Utter History of Classical Music (Pan Macmillan); the Classic FM Pocket Book series (Boosey & Hawkes); the Classic FM Friendly Guide series (Hodder Education) and Composer’s Notes (Peters Edition). Other classical music books are Classic Ephemera (Elliott and Thompson), The Classic FM Hall of Fame (Elliott & Thompson) and The Big Book of Classical Music (Elliott & Thompson) – the latter entered The Sunday Times bestsellers list in 2011. 

Did you know?

Aside from his books about classical music, Tim has penned two humorous books called Modern Phobias and Schadenfreude, which take a wry look at some of the peccadilloes of 21st century life.