Meet The Artists - Timothy Ridout

Timothy Ridout

Born in London in 1995, Timothy Ridout studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Martin Outram graduating in 2016 with the Queen’s Award for Excellence. This autumn he joins the Kronberg Academy in Germany where he studies with Nobuko Imai, alongside classes with Tabea Zimmermann and Lawrence Power.

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. 
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 Martinu, 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).

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

Photo Credit: Kaupo Kikkas

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