Los Cantantes’ Music Director and Conductor is
Timothy G. Ruff Welch. Tim is a choral director, piano collaborator, organist and voice coach. With roots in Wisconsin, Tim completed his Bachelor degree at Luther College, Iowa, with majors in piano and business administration. He attended graduate school at the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, concentrating on coaching and accompanying. He came to Guadalajara from Chicago in 1999.
As well as directing Los Cantantes del Lago, Tim is Minister of Music at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church in Riberas del Pilar/Chapala and a private voice and piano instructor. In 2006, Tim, along with other members of Quinteto Mexicano, represented Mexico as musical ambassadors to Ecuador. In 2007, he premiered the piano composition Opus 30, No. 2 by Guadalajara composer Luís Montes in France. He has led Los Cantantes on several tours including Greece, Turkey, Ecuador, Central Mexico and Canada. Tim has also performed throughout Europe, Israel and North America.