Friday, June 1st. 7pm.

St Clement Danes, Strand, London WC2R 1DH

Timothy Ridout (viola) and Jâms Coleman (piano) perform Schumann, Brahms and Paganini

York Bowen: Phantasy for viola and piano, Op.54

Matthew Olyver b.1993: 'Altair'

on Honnore: Morceau de Concert

Paganini: Sonata per La Grand Viola


Schumann: Drei Fantasiestucke Op.73

Brahms: Sonata in G, Op.78


Tickets can be found here - link
Adults: £15
Students / 16-25: £5
Children (15 and under): Free


In 2016 Timothy became the first British winner of the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition and was selected for representation by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT). He now leads a busy performing career of recitals, chamber music and concertos.

Brahmss G major Sonata uses musical themes from two of his songs which recall rich childhood memories. The motifs are used throughout the sonata but in the final bars it seems that a longing for reconciliation has been transformed into a feeling of peace and acceptance.


Timothy Ridout

In 2016 Timothy became the first 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 Competitions.

Over the last year Timothy has performed widely in Europe, highlights including recitals at Wigmore Hall, the Gasteig Munich, Brighton Festival, Verbier Academy & Festival and Schloss Elmau. He took part in the Eggenfelden Klassisch, Valdres Sommersymfoni, Koblenz, Musikdorf Ernen and Beethoven Bonn Festivals, attended IMS Prussia Cove Open Chamber Music and gave performances with the Nash Ensemble.

Engagements during 2017/18 include appearances as soloist with the Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, Baden-Baden Philharmonie, London Mozart Players and Sinfonia Cymru. He returns to Wigmore Hall, makes his debut in Tokyo ( (Musashino Hall), performs George Benjamin’s Viola, Viola at the South Bank on the invitation of Tabea Zimmermann, and gives concerts in Italy, Israel, Norway, France, Austria and Switzerland. In 2017 Champs Hill released his first CD of music by Vieuxtemps to critical acclaim.

Born in London in 1995, Timothy studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Martin Outram, graduating with the Queen’s Award for Excellence. He went on to join the Kronberg Academy in Germany, where he currently studies with Nobuko Imai, alongside classes with Antoine Tamestit and Tabea Zimmermann.

His solo work has included concertos with the Zagreb Soloists, Rotterdam Philharmonic Strings, European Union Chamber, Young Musicians and Oxford Symphony Orchestras, a performance of the Walton Concerto at St. John’s Smith Square, and the premiere of a new work by Desmond Clarke at Milton Court, Barbican. Sought after as a chamber musician he 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 has collaborated with Ana Chumachenko, Maxim Vengerov, Lawrence Power, Tabea Zimmermann, Steven Isserlis and Franz Helmerson.

Timothy is very grateful for support from the Amaryllis Fleming Foundation and Bowerman Charitable Trust.

Timothy plays on a Viola by Peregerino di Zanetto c1565-75 generously on a temporary loan from Beares International Violin Society.



Jâms Coleman

Jâms Coleman is a Welsh pianist who enjoys a rich and varied musical life performing as a soloist, chamber musician and vocal accompanist. He finds it inspiring and fascinating to collaborate with different musicians and values the rewards of this process.

Recent chamber music highlights include performing music by Colin Matthews for the BBC Proms live on Radio 3, appearing on Radio 3’s In Tune and on BBC2’s Proms Extra with cellist Jamal Aliyev, solo recitals in France and solo appearances live on S4C and BBC Radio Cymru. Future engagements include recitals with instrumentalists Luke Hsu, Timothy Ridout, Jamal Aliyev, Laura van der Heijden, Marcin Zdunik and a CD recording with Luke Hsu.

As a vocal accompanist, he enjoys collaborating with many singers and his engagements include recitals with such established artists as Ailish Tynan, James Gilchrist, Sir John Tomlinson, Robert Murray, Nicholas Mulroy and Andrew Kennedy. Recent highlights include performing songs recitals at Wigmore Hall and performing the three great Schubert song cycles at the Two Moors Festival. Over the last three years, hee has developed a successful duo partnership with Nicholas Mogg and they look forward to many future performances together including at the Oxford Lieder Festival and St John’s Smith Square.

Jâms has appeared as a concerto soloist, performing repertoire including Beethoven’s Third, Fourth and Fifth Piano Concertos and concertos by Chopin, Brahms and Mozart. He also has experience of working as a Musical Director and repetiteur and in 2014 he conducted fifteen performances of Tchaikofsky’s Eugene Onegin across Wales.

Jâms read Music at Girton College, Cambridge, where he was also a choral scholar. In 2016 he completed his Masters at the Royal Academy of Music where he studied with Professor Christopher Elton and Michael Dussek. He stayed on at the Academy as a Fellow and he enjoyed coaching and encouraging collaboration between pianists and the Vocal and Conducting departments.

He is the Artistic Director of a new concert series based in St Clement Danes Church in Central London.