Timothy Ridout

Viola

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Since winning 1st Prize in the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition in 2016, Timothy has gone on to perform widely internationally. Concerto engagements during the 2018/19 season include a residency with Baden-Baden Philharmonie and appearances with the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, Tonhalle Orchester Zurich, Orchestre de Lille, Camerata Salzburg and Philharmonia Orchestra

Since winning 1st Prize in the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition in 2016, Timothy has gone on to perform widely internationally.

Concerto engagements during the 2018/19 season include a residency with Baden-Baden Philharmonie and appearances with the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, Tonhalle Orchester Zurich, Orchestre de Lille, Camerata Salzburg and Philharmonia Orchestra.

He returns to Wigmore Hall as soloist, and in chamber music collaborations with Steven Isserlis, Joshua Bell, Jeremy Denk, the Quatuor Arod and Nash Ensemble, and gives recitals at the Konzerthaus Berlin, Sommets Musicaux Festival Gstaad, Heidelberger-Frühling Festival, Kilkenny Festival and Septembre Musical Festival in Montreux.

Sought after as a chamber musician over the last year Timothy has taken part  in the Heimbach Spannung, Valdres Sommersymfoni, Boswiler Sommer and Musikdorf Ernen Festivals, and undertaken projects at the Musikverein (Vienna), International Chamber Music Series at the Southbank, the Louvre and Salle Cortot (Paris). He has collaborated with Benjamin Grosvenor, Frank Dupree, Frans Helmerson, Christian Tetzlaff, Isabelle Faust, Pavel Kolesnikov and Kian Soltani among many others.

Solo highlights have included debut recitals in Japan at the Musashino Hall in Tokyo and the Munetsugu Hall in Nagoya and a performance of George Benjamin’s Viola, Viola at the Southbank Centre. He has also appeared with the Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, London Mozart Players and Sinfonia Cymru (directed by Gabor Takács-Nagy) and in 2017 Champs Hill releasted his first CD of music by Vieuxtemps to critical acclaim.

Born in London in 1995, Timothy studied at the Royal Academy of Music graduating with the Queen’s Commendation for Excellence. He was selected by Young Classical Artists Trust in 2016 and is currently at the Kronberg Academy with  Nobuko Imai.  In 2018 he took part in Kronberg Academy’s Chamber Music Connects the World.

Timothy plays on a viola by Peregerino di Zanetto c.1565-75 generously on loan from Beares International Violin Society.


Press reviews

“This disc contains some of the best music written for the viola in the 19th Century….Timothy Ridout... is a fine, young violist with a solid tone, perfect intonation, solid technique, and charisma. I look forward to hearing more from him.”

American Record Guide 2018 / Vieuxtemps CD (Champs Hill Records)

“This disc contains some of the best music written for the viola in the 19th Century….Timothy Ridout... is a fine, young violist with a solid tone, perfect intonation, solid technique, and charisma. I look forward to hearing more from him.”

American Record Guide 2018 / Vieuxtemps CD (CHamps HIll Records)

“A gorgeous tone, a thoughtful approach to phrasing and an infectious sense of impetuosity.”

The Gramophone / Vieuxtemps CD (Champs Hill Records) / May 2017

“Ridout displays a consistently imaginative ear for tonal colours and an exciting variety of vibrato ... clearly a talent to follow.”

The Strad / Vieuxtemps CD (Champs Hill Records) / July 2017

“Timothy Ridout, with his technical perfection and beautifully warm and soft tone, perfectly matched the Romantic yearning [of Cecil Forsyth's Viola Concerto in G minor] from the outset. ”

Neueste Nachrichten Baden Baden / January 2017
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To engage Timothy, contact Sue Hudson, Senior Artist Manager:

sh@ycat.co.uk

020 7379 8477

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www.timothyridout.com