Violist Timothy Ridout: ‘People want to hear something different’

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Timothy Ridout is the latest in a line of brilliant British violists that stretches back to Lionel Tertis. He speaks to Toby Deller about the legacy of this influential musician, his own fight to expand the viola repertoire, and his latest recording – a Tertis celebration

Perhaps it was ghosts that led Timothy Ridout and me to the site of the old Queen’s Hall in central London. The intended location for our interview having fallen through at the last moment, we relocated to a hotel rooftop bar nearby, only later realising that it occupied the very block where the concert hall once stood…

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