Timothy Dunne studied composition with Sergei Slonimsky at the State Conservatory of St. Petersburg, Russia. He traveled there on a Fulbright Scholarship in 2002 subsequently earning both a post-graduate certificate and then a Doctor of Musical Arts in Music Composition. He also began PhD work in Musicology at the St. Petersburg State University. His compositions include works for large orchestra, chamber orchestra, voice, solo piano, solo instruments and various ensembles — all of which reveal the combined influence of the Post-War European avant-garde and canon of classical works learned through his lifelong study of the piano repertoire. In the fall of 2014 he will release his first album entirely dedicated to his music for chamber orchestra. As a pianist Timothy Dunne has played piano recitals throughout the United States, in Brazil, the U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Denmark, Austria, Bosnia Herzegovina and in Russia, where in 2005 and 2006, he gave the premieres of important late works by Berio and Ligeti. He is a co-founder and co-director of the Mostar Fund, a non-for-profit initiative which saw the implementation of several humanitarian/cultural projects in post-war Bosnia Herzegovina. He was awarded the Prize for Composition from the University of Vienna in 2006 and the 2013 Composition Award prize from the New York Foundation For The Arts.