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Concertstück for Viola and Piano(1906)
Elégie for Viola and Piano, Op. 24(1880)
Sonata for Viola and Piano(1919)
Praeludium and Allegro (in the Style of Pugnani) for Viola and Piano(1905)
Sonata No. 1 for Viola and Piano, Op. 18(1907)
Timothy Ridout, a former BBC New Generation Artist, Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship 2020 winner, and recipient of the Royal Philharmonic Society 2023 Young Artist Award, is one of the most sought-after violists of his generation. The 2023–24 season sees him join the WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, and Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra alongside the likes of Kazuki Yamada and Sir Simon Rattle. Further highlights include his return to America with Camerata Pacifica and his debut with Royal Northern Sinfonia. Recent seasons have included appearances with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Odense Symphony Orchestra, Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, hr-Sinfonieorchester, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Hamburger Symphoniker, Orchestre National de Lille, Camerata Salzburg, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, the Hallé, BBC Philharmonic and Philharmonia Orchestra. Across his engagements he has worked with conductors such as Sakari Oramo, Lionel Bringuier, Sylvain Cambreling, Nicholas Collon, and Sir András Schiff, and performed as far and wide as South America and Australia. In 2020 Ridout won Hamburger Symphoniker’s inaugural Sir Jeffrey Tate Prize and in 2021 he joined CMS’s Bowers Program. Born in London in 1995, 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, in 2018, took part in the Kronberg Academy’s Chamber Music Connects the World. He plays a viola by Peregrino di Zanetto c. 1565–75 on loan from a generous patron of Beare’s International Violin Society.
Winning the Assorted Programs category of the International Classical Music Awards (2022) for his recording of Nikolai Kapustin’s Piano Concerto No. 4, Frank Dupree continues to win acclaim both home and abroad as he champions the work of the “Russian in Gershwin’s clothing.” Gramophone also remarked on Frank’s “unrestrained brilliance“ in the recording, and shortlisted it as Concerto Recording of the Year at their 2022 Classical Music Awards.
Originally trained as a jazz percussionist, Frank celebrates the breadth and depth of the piano repertoire, with a particular enthusiasm for the music of living composers, having worked closely with Péter Eötvös (Erdenklavier – Himmelklavier, world premiere recording in 2015 for the GENUIN classics label) and Wolfgang Rihm (Con Piano? Certo!, world premiere performance with conductor Justin Brown and the Badische Staatskapelle Karlsruhe in June 2015).
Dupree recently undertook his long-awaited Royal Albert Hall debut in London, performing Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Other recent highlights include his Paris orchestral debut with the Orchestre National d’Île-de-France, both solo and jazz trio recitals at the PyeongChang Festival in Korea, and other debut appearances with the Royal Northern Sinfonia, Trondheim Symfonieorchester, Sinfonieorcheser Liechtenstein, and at London’s Wigmore Hall, LSO St Luke’s, Tonhalle Zurich, Berlin’s Konzerthaus, Brussels BOZAR, as well as ongoing relationships with the Stuttgart Philharmoniker, Munich Symphony, and Wüttembergerische Kammerorchester Heilbronn.
Recitals and chamber music play a particularly important role in Frank’s musical ethos, and he has frequently collaborated with other rising stars of his generation such as Simon Höfele, Edgar Moreau, Daniel Lozakovich, Timothy Ridout, Kian Soltani, Pablo Barragan, Vivi Vassileva and the Calidore and Goldmund string quartets, giving concerts at such places as the Auditorium du Louvre in Paris, Verbier Festival, Septembre Musical in Montreux, Davos Festival, Heidelberg Spring Festival, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele. Of particular interest are recent collaborations with the Kurt Weill Festival as artist-in-residence and with the Repercussion ensemble at the Cologne Philharmonie. Frank was awarded first prize at the 2012 International Hans-von-Bülow Competition in Meiningen for his play/direct work with Beethoven and was soon after invited to take part in the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris Play-Direct Academy with Joseph Swensen, Stephen Kovacevich, and François Leleux. On the podium, Frank has previously assisted Sir Simon Rattle, François-Xavier Roth, and Mario Venzago, and will continue to follow this particular passion with upcoming invitations to conduct the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège and Dortmund Philharmonic.
A Steinway Artist, Frank began as a student of Sontraud Speidel at the age of five and recently completed his studies at the Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe. Over the years, he has played in masterclasses with Emanuel Ax, Menahem Pressler, Ralf Gothóni, Klaus Hellwig, Alexander Braginsky, Cyprien Katsaris, Ferenc Rados, Gábor Takács-Nagy, and Stephen Kovacevich.