Ridout Timothy

Since  winning 1st Prize in the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition  in 2016, Timothy has gone on to perform widely internationally, in 2019  winning the prestigious Thierry Scherz Award at the Sommets Musicaux de  Gstaad awarded by Renaud Capuçon.

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, and in chamber music collaborations  with Steven Isserlis, Joshua Bell, Jeremy Denk, the Quatuor Arod,  NIcolas Daniel and the Nash Ensemble.  In 2019 he gives recitals at the  Berlin Konzerthaus, Louvre, Sommets Musicaux Gstaad,  Heidelberger-Frühling, Evian and Radio France Montpelier Festivals and returns as Artist in Residence to the Boswiler Sommer Festival.

Further  afield he takes part in the Aspen Festival (USA), makes his debut at  the National Concert Hall in Taipei, Taiwan and gives a series of  concerts in Japan with pianist Benjamin Frith including the Sumida  Triphony Hall in Tokyo.

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.

With a huge thanks to our festival partners