Borletti-Buitoni Trust
BBT Artists Rewarding Musical Excellence
Timothy Ridout
Viola
BBT Fellowship 2020

Timothy Ridout - Biography

Selected as a BBC New Generation Artist in 2019, Timothy is one of the most sought after violists of his generation.

This season Timothy appears as soloist with the Orchestre de Lille, Salzburg Camerata, Philharmonia Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Orchestre National Bordeaux, Aachen Symphony, BBC Symphony and Siberian State Symphony Orchestras. He records for the Harmonia Mundi Nova series and with l’Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne for Claves Records.

Other highlights include recitals at Wigmore Hall, Auditorium du Louvre and the Lucerne Festival. He takes part in the Lockenhaus, Heimbach and Kronberg Festivals, collaborating with Isabel Faust, Janine Jansen, Kian Soltani, Benjamin Grosvenor, Lars Vogt, Nicolas Altstaedt and Christian Tetzlaff, among many others. Further afield he returns to Japan and joins the Marlboro Academy in the USA on the invitation of Mitsuko Uchida.

Over the last year Timothy has made his debut with the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, undertaken a residency with Baden-Baden Philharmonie, and performed the Walton Concerto with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich under the auspices of the Orpheum Foundation. He has worked with conductors including Christoph Eschenbach, David Zinman, Gabor Takács-Nagy, Sylvain Cambrelling, Jamie Phillips and Sir Andras Schiff.

In 2016 Timothy won First Prize in the Lionel Tertis Competition and was selected by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT). Other prizes include the 2019 Thierry Scherz Award at the Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad and First Prize at the 2014 Cecil Aronowitz Competition.

Born in London, Timothy studied at the Royal Academy of Music and the Kronberg Academy with Nobuko Imai.

Timothy plays on a viola by Peregrino di Zanetto c.1565-75 generously on loan from Beare’s International Violin Society.

Photographs by Kaupo Kikkas