Bowers Program Artist

Timothy Ridout


Timothy Ridout Photo credit: Kaupo Kikkas

Timothy Ridout, a BBC New Generation Artist and Borletti-Buitoni Trust fellow, is a sought-after violist in the UK and internationally. This season he appears as soloist with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at BBC Proms, Orchestre de chambre de Paris, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, Luzerner Sinfonieorchester, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the Hallé Orchestra, and makes his Viennese solo debut at the Wiener Konzerthaus with the Graz Philharmonic. Other highlights this season include recitals and chamber concerts at Wigmore Hall, Wiener Musikverein, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, and Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid. Further afield, he embarks on a California tour with Camerata Pacifica, and returns to Japan to perform Bartók’s Viola Concerto at the Hyogo Performing Arts Centre. Sought after as a chamber musician, he has taken part in numerous festivals across Europe, including Rheingau, Bergen, Rosendal, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Sion, and Lockenhaus. He records for the Harmonia Mundi label. His latest album—A Poet’s Love—was recorded with pianist Frank Dupree and features selections from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet and their own transcription of Schumann’s Dichterliebe. Born in London, Ridout studied at the Royal Academy of Music graduating with the Queen’s Commendation for Excellence. He completed his master’s at the Kronberg Academy with Nobuko Imai in 2019, and is a member of CMS’s Bowers Program. He plays on a viola by Peregrino di Zanetto c.1565–75 on loan from a generous patron of Beare’s International Violin Society.