Introducing the performers…

Timothy Ridout (viola)

Born in London in 1995, Timothy Ridout studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Martin Outram, graduating in 2016 with the Queen’s Award for Excellence. He has also studied at the Kronberg Academy in Germany with Nobuko Imai.

In 2016 Timothy was the first ever British winner of the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition and was selected for representation by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT). Previous awards include 1st Prize at the 2014 Cecil Aronowitz and 2nd Prize at the 2015 Windsor Festival International String Competitions. He has also been awarded the European String Teachers Association Prize at the International Johannes Brahms Competition in Pörtschach, Austria, and a Special Prize at the Max Rostal International Competition in Berlin in 2015. He has participated in masterclasses with Lawrence Power, Maxim Rysanov, Hartmut Rohde and Thomas Riebl, and between 2013-2016 worked intensively at the International Musikakademie in Fürstentem, Liechtenstein as a scholarship holder.

Timothy has given recitals at Wigmore Hall, Munich Gasteig, Verbier Academy & Festival, and Schloss Elmau. He has taken part in the Eggenfelden Klassisch, Koblenz, Beethoven Bonn Festivals, IMS Prussia Cove Open Chamber Music and gives performances with the Nash Ensemble. He also appears as soloist with the Baden-Baden Philharmonie and he European Union Chamber Orchestra.

A keen chamber musician, Timothy has taken part in the Bad Kissinger Sommer Festival (Germany), Schubertiade Festival (Austria), Musique à Marsac (France), Accademia dei Cameristi (Italy), and the Next Generation Festival in Bad Ragaz (Switzerland). He was a member of the Celan Quartet between 2011-14, undertaking residencies at the Wye Valley Chamber Music Festival and Musikdorf Ernen (Switzerland). Timothy’s first CD is of music by Vieuxtemps for Champs Hill Records.

Timothy is very grateful for support from the Bowerman Charitable Trust.

“…praised for the warmth and eloquence of his tone.”

The Strad, March 2015

“…Timothy Ridout interpreted the piece [Schubert Arpeggione] with masterly supple virtuosity.”

Liechtensteiner Vaterland, January 2016

Jâms Coleman (piano)

Born in Anglesey, North Wales, Jâms Coleman graduated from Girton College, Cambridge, where he read Music and was a choral scholar, and later went on to study for a Masters at the Royal Academy of Music with Professor Christopher Elton and Michael Dussek. Jâms is an Oxford Lieder Young Artist and a Samling Artist. Notable engagements include appearances with James Gilchrist, Sir John Tomlinson, Nicholas Mulroy and Andrew Kennedy. He has performed at Wigmore Hall, on the BBC World Service, live on Radio 3’s In Tune, at the Leeds and Oxford Lieder Festivals, the Two Moors Festival and the Three Choirs Festival. 

Jâms is a versatile musician and has won prizes as a soloist and accompanist. He has appeared frequently as a concerto soloist in repertoire including Beethoven’s Third, Fourth and Fifth Piano Concertos and concertos by Chopin, Brahms and Mozart. He has also gained experience of working as a Musical Director and repetiteur, and in 2014  conducted fifteen performances of Eugene Onegin across Wales. 



October 8, 2017 at 11:15

  • Schumann: Three Romances for Oboe and Piano, op 94 
  • Britten: Lachrymae for Viola and Piano, op 48
  • Mendelssohn: Viola Sonata in C minor, MWV Q 14

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