24-year-old British violist, Timothy Ridout is quickly building an international reputation as one of the new generation’s most outstanding young string virtuosi.
A graduate of London’s Royal Academy of Music and the Kronberg Academy where he studied with Martin Outram and Nobuko Imai, Timothy is a former 1st prize winner at the Lionel Tertis and Cecil Aronowitz International Viola Competitions – and he was recently named as a 2019 BBC New Generation Artist and awarded the prestigious Thierry Scherz Prize at the Gstaad Festival Sommets Musicaux.
His recent solo engagements include performances with the Hamburg Symphony, Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, Baden-Baden Philharmonie, Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, London Mozart Players and Sinfonia Cymru, Zagreb Soloists, Rotterdam Philharmonic Strings, Young Musicians Symphony and the Birmingham Conservatoire Orchestra.
Upcoming engagements include performances with the Orchestre de Lille, Salzburg Camerata, Philharmonia Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Orchestre National Bordeaux, Aachen Symphony and Krasnoyarsk Regional Orchestras.
Timothy currently performs on a 1565 Pergerino di Zanetto viola – on generous loan from the Beares International Violin Society.
He currently has management representation by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT).
VC YOUNG ARTIST TIMOTHY RIDOUT & FRANK DUPREE | FRANK BRIDGE | PENSIERO | 2019
VC YOUNG ARTIST TIMOTHY RIDOUT & FRANK DUPREE | BRITTEN | LACHRYMAE | 2019
VC YOUNG ARTIST TIMOTHY RIDOUT & FRANK DUPREE | BOWEN | VIOLA SONATA NO. 1 IN C MINOR | 3RD MVT | 2019
VC YOUNG ARTIST TIMOTHY RIDOUT & SASHA SITKOVETSKY | MOZART | SINFONIA CONCERTANTE | GÁBOR TAKACS-NÁGY & CHAARTS CHAMBER ARTISTS | 2019
VC YOUNG ARTIST TIMOTHY RIDOUT & FRANK DUPREE | PROKOFIEV | ROMEO AND JULIET | 2018
VC YOUNG ARTIST TIMOTHY RIDOUT & FRANK DUPREE | BRAHMS | SONATA NO. 2 IN E-FLAT MAJOR | 2ND MVT | 2017
VC YOUNG ARTIST TIMOTHY RIDOUT & KE MA | HINDEMITH | SONATA OP. 11 NO. 4 “FANTASIE SONATA” | 2016
VC YOUNG ARTIST TIMOTHY RIDOUT & ANTHONY HEWITT | FAURE | ELEGIE | 2017
VC YOUNG ARTIST TIMOTHY RIDOUT & FRANK DUPREE | BOWEN | ROMANCE | 2018
Name: Timothy Ridout
Viola: Peregrino di Zanetto (circa 1565-75) – on generous loan from Beares International Violin Society
Bow: A. Lamy A Paris (circa 1890-1900)
Rosin: Salchow Dark
Teacher: Martin Outram | Nobuko Imai
School: Royal Academy of Music | Kronberg Academy