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

Timothy Ridout - Biography

With recent awards including the inaugural Sir Jeffrey Tate Prize in Hamburg and a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship, Timothy Ridout has confirmed his position at the forefront of young European soloists. He has been a BBC New Generation Artist since 2019 and will join the Bowers Program of the Chamber Music Society of the Lincoln Center in 2021.

This season he appears as soloist with the BBC Symphony and Philhramonic orchestras, the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, the Lucerne and Hamburg Symphony orchestras and Orchestre National de Lille; and in recitals at the Wigmore Hall, Schubertiade, Oji Hall and the Lucerne Festival, among many others.

Ridout has worked with conductors including Sylvain Cambreling, Christoph Eschenbach, Sir Andras Schiff and David Zinman; whilst his chamber music collaborations encompass projects with Nicolas Altstaedt, Joshua Bell, Frank Dupree, Isabelle Faust, Steven Isserlis, Janine Jansen, Lars Vogt, Jonathan Ware, Christian Tetzlaff and Jeremy Denk.

Ridout studied at the Royal Academy of Music graduating with the Queen’s Commendation for Excellence. He completed his Masters at the Kronberg Academy with Nobuko Imai in 2019 and in 2018 took part in Kronberg Academy’s Chamber Music Connects the World. He plays on a viola by Peregrino di Zanetto c.1565-75 on loan from a generous patron of Beare’s International Violin Society.

Ridout participated in BBT’s 20th-anniversary celebrations at London’s Wigmore Hall, June 2023.

I am so grateful to the Borletti-Buitoni Trust for its dedication and all encompassing support. More than ever at this point in time it is invaluable to have a direction and the means to get a project off the ground, and BBT has given me the opportunity to look beyond the next season or two and to develop projects which give new perspectives and a deeper understanding as an artist. Having a regular dialogue with the team has given me the chance to develop and refine creative ideas, and I can’t wait to see my projects come to life!

Photographs by Simon Weir