Timothy Ridout
*1995 in the United Kingdom

2016-2019 Kronberg Academy Professional Studies

Studies with Nobuko Imai
funded by the Lutz Raettig Scholarship

2017 Kronberg Academy Festival, concert

2018 Chamber Music Connects the World, junior

2019 Kronberg Academy Festival, concert

Timothy Ridout


The British violist Timothy Ridout began his studies with Martin Outram at the Royal Academy of Music in London, which he completed 2016 with an award for special achievements. In the same year he was the first British violist to ever win first prize at the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition. Additional competition successes include first prize at the Cecil Aronowitz International Viola Competition in 2014 and second prize at the Windsor Festival International String Competition in 2015. He was also awarded a special prize at the Max Rostal International Competition in 2015.

A glimpse into my world: Timothy Ridout

Besides giving numerous concerts with renowned orchestras such as the Rotterdam Philharmonic Strings and the Philharmonie Baden-Baden, Timothy Ridout has performed at international chamber music festivals such as the International Music Festival in Bad Kissingen, the Schubertiade in Hohenems and the Next Generation Festival in Bad Ragaz. Furthermore, he has taken masterclasses with Lawrence Power, Maxim Rysanov, Hartmud Rohde and Thomas Riebl. From 2011 to 2014 he was a member of the Celan Quartet.

He plays a viola by Pergerino di Zanetto from 1565-75, which is on loan to him by the Beares International Violin Society.

In 2017 and 2019 he participated in the Kronberg Academy Festival. Timothy Ridout performed alongside Gidon Kremer, Christian Tetzlaff, Steven Isserlis and Sir András Schiff in Chamber Music Connects the World in 2018. From 2016 to 2019 Timothy Ridout studied at Kronberg Academy with Nobuko Imai. These studies were funded by the Lutz Raettig Scholarship.

Timothy Ridout in concert

Last updated: October 2021