Aspen Music Festival And School

Timothy Ridout Back To Performers

Instrumental Focus

  • viola

Timothy Ridout, viola, has won first prize in the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition in 2016 and won the prestigious Thierry Scherz Award at the Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad in 2019, performing internationally since. Concerto engagements during 2018/19 include a residency with Baden-Baden Philharmonie and appearances with the Hamburg Symphony, Tonhalle Orchester Zurich, Orchestre de Lille, Camerata Salzburg, and Philharmonia Orchestra. He returns to Wigmore Hall as soloist; 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 Gstaad, Heidelberger-Frühling, Evian, and Radio France Montpelier Festivals. In 2019, he will be artist-in-residence at the Boswiler Sommer Festival and takes part in the Aspen Music Festival. During 2018, Timothy took part in the International Chamber Music series at the South Bank Centre and the Heimbach Spannung, Valdres Sommersymfoni, Boswil, and Musikdorf Ernen Festivals. Solo highlights included his debut in the Musashino Hall in Tokyo and Munetsugo Hall in Nagoya. Born in London, Timothy studied at the Royal Academy of Music (graduating with the Queen’s Commendation for Excellence) and is currently at the Kronberg Academy with Nobuko Imai. Timothy plays on a viola by Peregerino di Zanetto c.1565–75 generously on loan from Beares International Violin Society.

Robert Spano, Music Director

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