Tim Munro is a Chicago-based, triple-Grammy-winning musician. His diverse work as a flutist, speaker, writer and teacher is united by a single goal: to draw audiences into an engrossing and whimsical musical world.
Born in Brisbane, Australia, Tim was the flutist and co-artistic director of the chamber ensemble eighth blackbird from 2006 till 2015. As a member of eighth blackbird, Tim performed at major concert venues in 40 US states and abroad, worked as soloist with America’s finest orchestras, curated three music festivals, and premiered more than 100 new works, including Steve Reich’s Double Sextet (Pulitzer Prize winner, 2009). Tim won his third Grammy Award as a member of eighth blackbird in 2016, for the Cedille Records album Filament.
Future projects are many and varied. Tim has upcoming commissions from Chicago post-punk guitarist Dave Reminick (a wild and whimsical work for flutist-singer) and Pulitzer prize-finalist Chris Cerrone (a major solo work exploring extreme acoustic spaces). In 2016 he plays with Sandbox Percussion and the Chicago Symphony, writes for Australia’s Limelight Magazine and the Sydney Symphony, teaches at Grand Valley State University and Southern Methodist University. Tim makes his New York solo debut in November, and is co-music director for a large-scale musical project, involving 1000 performers, planned for its US premiere in Chicago in 2017.