Timothy Ridout

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Timothy Ridout

Born in London in 1995, Timothy studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Martin Outram, graduating in 2016 with the Queen’s Award for Excellence. He is currently studying at the Kronberg Academy in Germany studying with Nobuko Imai.

In 2016 Timothy was the first ever British winner of the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition and was selected for representation by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT). Previous awards include 1st Prize at the 2014 Cecil Aronowitz and 2nd Prize at the 2015 Windsor Festival International String Competitions.  

Engagements this season include recitals at Wigmore Hall, Munich Gasteig, Verbier Academy & Festival and Schloss Elmau. He takes part in the Eggenfelden Klassisch, Koblenz, Beethoven Bonn Festivals, IMS Prussia Cove Open Chamber Music and gives performances with the Nash Ensemble. In 2017 he returns to appear as soloist with the Baden-Baden Philharmonie and performs Mozart with the European Union Chamber Orchestra. Earlier this year he recorded hisfirst CD of music by Vieuxtemps for Champs Hill Records, due for release shortly.

As a soloist Timothy has performed the Walton Concerto at St. John’s Smith Square, and appeared with the Zagreb Soloists, Rotterdam Philharmonic Strings, Young Musicians Symphony and Birmingham Conservatoire Orchestras, performing concertos by Martinů, Bruch, Forsyth and Mozart. Earlier this year he gave the premiere of a new work by Desmond Clarke with the Melos Ensemble at Milton Court in London.  

A keen chamber musician, Timothy has taken part in the Bad Kissinger Sommer Festival (Germany), Schubertiade Festival (Austria), Musique à Marsac (France), Accademia dei Cameristi (Italy), and the Next Generation Festival in Bad Ragaz (Switzerland). He was a member of the Celan Quartet between 2011-14, undertaking residencies at the Wye Valley Chamber Music Festival and Musikdorf Ernen (Switzerland).

Other awards include the European String Teachers Association Prize at the International Johannes Brahms Competition in Pörtschach, Austria, and a Special Prize at the Max Rostal International Competition in Berlin in 2015. He has participated in masterclasses with Lawrence Power, Maxim Rysanov, Hartmut Rohde and Thomas Riebl, and between 2013-2016 worked intensively at the International Musikakademie in Fürstentem, Liechtenstein as a scholarship holder. Timothy is very grateful for support from the Bowerman Charitable Trust.

Timothy plays on a Viola by Pergerino di Zanetto c1565-75 generously on loan from Beares International Violin Society.