Timothy Ridout viola
Jâms Coleman piano

Mikhail Glinka Sonata for viola and piano in D minor G iv
Franck Sonata in A

The Sonata has a truly remarkable, concerto like, piano part that is virtuosic and demanding.  The viola line is beautifully heartfelt and robust.  In his Memoirs he wrote about playing both the piano and viola parts at different times when working on the Sonata in d minor

Cesar Franck’s Sonata for Piano and Violin is one of the most treasured works in the violin repertoire, a masterpiece of cyclic form with a gracefulness and expressive force almost paradigmatic for the age of musical Romanticism.

Since winning 1st Prize in the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition in 2016, Timothy has gone on to perform widely internationally, in 2019 winning the prestigious Thierry Scherz Award at the Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad.

Concerto engagements during 2018/19 include a residency with Baden-Baden Philharmonie and appearances with the Hamburg Symphony, Tonhalle Orchester Zurich, Orchestre de Lille, Camerata Salzburg and Philharmonia Orchestra.

He returns to Wigmore Hall as soloist, and in chamber music collaborations with Steven Isserlis, Joshua Bell, Jeremy Denk, the Quatuor Arod and Nash Ensemble, and gives recitals at the Konzerthaus Berlin, Sommets Musicaux Gstaad, Heidelberger-Frühling, Evian and Radio France Montpelier Festivals.  In 2019 he will be  Artist in Residence at the Boswiler Sommer Festival and takes part in the Aspen Music Festival.

During 2018 Timothy took part in the International Chamber Music series at the South Bank Centre and the Heimbach Spannung, Valdres Sommersymfoni, Boswil and Musikdorf Ernen Festivals. Solo highlights included his debut in the Musashino Hall in Tokyo and Munetsugo Hall in Nagoya.

Born in London, Timothy studied at the Royal Academy of Music (graduating with the Queen’s Commendation for Excellence) and is currently at the Kronberg Academy with  Nobuko Imai.

Timothy plays on a viola by Peregerino di Zanetto c.1565-75 generously on loan from Beares International Violin Society.


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We are grateful to the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust for their support in subsidising tickets for 8 – 25 year olds at this concert, as part of the CAVATINA Ticket Scheme.  cavatina.net

Thursday 31 October

Timothy Ridout & Jâms Coleman

Tickets £8, Buy a series ticket for £40,
Free for 8 – 25s

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Recommeded Age: 8+

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