Tim Genis

Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston University, Tanglewood Institute

Tim Genis

Tim Genis has been the principal timpanist of The Boston Symphony since 2003 and was the Assistant Timpanist/Percussionist from 1993-2003. He is also the head of the Percussion Department at Boston University and the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. 

Prior to his appointment in Boston, he was the Principal Percussionist with the Honolulu Symphony and Assistant Timpanist with the Hong Kong Philharmonic. He has also played with ensembles such as the Vienna Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Radio City Orchestra, and Rochester Philharmonic among others.

Mr. Genis is a graduate of the Juilliard School and has studied with Roland Kohloff, Buster Bailey, Chris Lamb, Joe Morello, John Beck and Anthony Cirone. An avid clinician, Tim has given master classes throughout North America, Europe and Asia.