Tim Page has been the chief classical music critic for The Washington Post since 1995. Before that, he was the chief music critic for Newsday and New York Newsday (1987-1995) and a regular contributor to The New York Times (1982-1987). He is the author and/or editor of eight books, including The Glenn Gould Reader, William Kapell, Selected Letters of Virgil Thomson, The Diaries of Dawn Powell and a collection of criticism, Music From The Road: Views and Reviews 1978- 1992. He is presently at work on the first biography of Dawn Powell.
Page was born in 1954 and grew up in Storrs, Connecticut, where he was the subject of a celebrated short documentary film, A Day With Timmy Page. He is a graduate of Columbia University and studied music at the Tanglewood Music Center and the Mannes College of Music. Over the course of his career, Page has also done a stint as a cocktail pianist; played keyboards and composed for his own rock band, Dover Beach; served as the host of New, Old and Unexpected, a daily program on WNYC-FM, where he presented hundreds of radio premieres; and helped to found Catalyst, a contemporary music label for BMG Classics, among many other activities.
He lives in Washington and New York with his wife and three sons.