Borletti-Buitoni Trust
BBT Artists Rewarding Musical Excellence
Timothy Ridout
BBT Fellowship 2020

Timothy Ridout - Audio

BBT Podcast
with Timothy Ridout:
Tertis – Legend of the Viola

BBT’s first podcast features British violist Timothy Ridout discussing his musical hero, Lionel Tertis.

An internationally acclaimed viola virtuoso, Tertis was a performer, teacher, composer, arranger, writer and musical pioneer who proclaimed the eminence of this deeply rich, warm-toned instrument and had an insatiable appetite for commissioning new works and arranging everything he could lay his hands on for viola. His enthusiasm never waned throughout his long life (1876-1975) and he arguably did more than anybody to focus a spotlight on the viola.

Ridout, himself a winner of the Lionel Tertis Competition in 2016, is on a mission to revive and reassert the importance of this great champion of the viola.