Timothy Ridout



Timothy Ridout


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 YCAT in 2016 and is currently at the Kronberg Academy with Nobuko Imai.

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

Engagements this season include appearances as soloist with the Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, Philharmonia Orchestra, London Mozart Players and Sinfonia Cymru. He returns to Wigmore Hall, makes his debut in Tokyo (Musashino Hall) and performs George Benjamin’s Viola, Viola at the Southbank Centre. In 2017 Champs Hill released his first CD of music by Vieuxtemps to critical acclaim.

Sought after as a chamber musician during 2018 Timothy takes part in the Heimbach, Valdres Sommersymfoni, Boswil and Musikdorf Ernen Festivals; and undertakes projects at the Musikverein, Louvre and Salle Cortot.

He collaborates with Sir Andras Schiff, Steven Isserlis, Lawrence Power, Nobuko Imai, Frank Dupree, Frans Helmerson, Christian Tetzlaff, Isabelle Faust, Bruno Philippe and Pavel Kolesnikov.

Future engagements include his debut at the Konzerthaus Berlin and with the Tonhalle Orchester in Zurich, and a residency with Baden-Baden Philharmonie.

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


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