Timothy Ridout, Violist


Timothy Ridout, Violist


“Amongst the standouts was Timothy Ridout’s transfixing rendition of Britten’s Lachrymae. … the young British violist soared to new heights in a rendition that brought many to tears”

Violinist.com / Britten Lachrymae with Utrecht Strings / November 2018

“Timothy Ridout teased out and focused upon elements of melancholy that pepper the work, easily forgotten or missed entirely in the wake of Walton’s trademark ebullient gallops that appear not to have a care in the world.”

Bachtrack / Walton Viola Concerto with Philharmonia Orchestra / August 2018

“This disc contains some of the best music written for the viola in the 19th Century….Timothy Ridout... is a fine, young violist with a solid tone, perfect intonation, solid technique, and charisma. I look forward to hearing more from him.”

American Record Guide 2018 / Vieuxtemps CD (Champs Hill Records)

“A gorgeous tone, a thoughtful approach to phrasing and an infectious sense of impetuosity.”

The Gramophone / Vieuxtemps CD (Champs Hill Records) / May 2017

“Ridout displays a consistently imaginative ear for tonal colours and an exciting variety of vibrato ... clearly a talent to follow.”

The Strad / Vieuxtemps CD (Champs Hill Records) / July 2017

“There is a still centre to both his sound and stage presence that belies his 22 years.   Quiet, thoughtful assurance distinguished the opening Allegro amabile [Brahms], which was teased into shape by the kind of natural rubato that breathes life into Brahms's long phrases and yet can elude many more experienced musicians.   It's a gift.”

The Strad / Wigmore Hall / March 2017

“Timothy Ridout, with his technical perfection and beautifully warm and soft tone, perfectly matched the Romantic yearning [of Cecil Forsyth's Viola Concerto in G minor] from the outset. ”

Neueste Nachrichten Baden Baden / January 2017