Tymokhin was born in Dmytrivka,
nowadays in the Kirovohrad region.
1951–55, Tymokhin studied at the Moscow
conservatory with P. A. Judin and
at the Leningrad conservatory with E. G. Olkhovskij.
He was laureate at the 6th World Youth Festival and Students competition
(1957, Moscow), and at the international
vocal competition in
Starting in 1953, Tymokhin was a soloist at the Kirov.
From 1956, he was a soloist at the
Starting in 1980, Tymokhin was a soloist at the
Ukranian Concert Society.
His repertory included:
Lenskij, Simpleton, Alfredo, Edgardo, Rodolfo, Cavaradossi,
Turiddu, Andrij (Zaporozhets za Dunajem by Hulak-Artemovskyj), Andrij (Taras Bulba), Oleks (Arsenal by H. Majboroda), des Grieux
(Manon), Gérald, Lohengrin, ...
From 1975, Tymokhin taught at the Kiev
Among his recordings is the
first stereo LP of the USSR (1963).
He made it together
with soprano Lamara Chkonia. Chkonia sang arias from
Norma, Madama Butterfly, Huguenots, and he recorded arias from
Werther, Tosca, Cavalleria rusticana, Elisir d'amore,
with the orchestra of the Kiev Opera and Ballet Theatre conducted by