Teyber String Trio

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Sunday, December 12th 2021 @ 7.30 pm

Programme

Kodály – Intermezzo 

Mozart - Divertimento in E-flat Major, K. 563 

Beethoven - String Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 3 

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Tim Crawford - violin

Tim Ridout - viola

Tim Posner - cello

Three gifted young instrumentalists come together to form a new trio that takes its name from the great 18th century violist Anton Teyber.

 

TIM CRAWFORD - violin - is an increasingly sought after instrumentalist, regularly playing across the U.K. and Europe. He has recently completed his undergraduate degree with Alexander Janiczek at the Guildhall School of Music in London, being awarded a Concert Recital Diploma, Ivan Sutton Chamber Prize and Lord Mayor’s Prize for the highest mark across the music department, and was subsequently invited to return as a Chamber Fellow.

Being born to two violinist parents, Tim began his musical training very young. From the age of four he attended the Royal Academy of Music, eventually winning all available prizes before leaving at eighteen. He was also a chorister at the Temple Choir in London, and was head chorister for his final two year there, recording disks for both Signum and Decca. 

From 2011 to 2014 Tim was a member of the Celan Quartet. Quartet in Residence at the 2014 Musikdorf Ernen Festival in Switzerland, the Celan Quartet was formed in 2011 with the support and inspiration of MusicWorks Chamber Courses. With the generous help from violist James Boyd, they were able to film and record Berg’s Quartet Op.3 at the Menuhin Hall, now released on CD. Since then they have appeared at many major festivals in Britain including Peasmarsh Festival, Cheltenham Festival, and two consecutive years of residency at the Wye Valley Festival in Wales. Although the quartet is now inactive, Tim regularly plays with the other members, Mathilde Milwidsky, Timothy Ridout and Tim Posner. 

Tim has attended the IMS Prussia Cove masterclasses since he turned 18, and was prompty invited to the IMS Open Chamber Music sessions that same year. He has been in the class of both Hungarian violinist András Keller and more recently cellist Steven Isserlis and David Waterman. In 2018 he was invited to play on the IMS Open Chamber Music Tour, a UK tour ending at the Wigmore Hall in London. 

Tim regularly appears in Europe's finest chamber festivals, appearing alongside artists such as Steven Isserlis, Lawrence Power, Alexi Kenney, Philippe Graffin, Amy Norrington, Alasdair Beatson, Bengt Forsberg, Timothy Ridout, Paolo Giacometti and others. He is a regular of many, including Musikdorf Ernen, IMS Prussia Cove, Lewes Chamber Festival, Wye Valley Chamber Festival, and looks forward to attending some for the first time this year, such as West Wycombe Chamber Festival and Festival Resonances. 

Tim is also very fortunate to have the opportunity to regularly play with Arcangelo, a leading ensemble comprised of players who excel on both historical and modern instruments, under the direction of founder and artistic director & conductor Jonathan Cohen. More recently, he has also been leading Collegium, a group set up by violist Lawrence Power, comprised of the best recent string graduates from the London music colleges.

Tim plays a Ferdinand Gagliano, c.1770.

TIM RIDOUT - viola - Selected as a BBC New Generation Artist in 2019 Timothy is one of the most sought after violists of his generation and is making his debut at this year's proms performing the Walton viola concerto with BBC Symphony Orchestra.

With recent awards including the inaugural Sir Jeffrey Tate Prize in Hamburg and a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship, Timothy Ridout has confirmed his position at the forefront of young European soloists. He has been a BBC New Generation Artist since 2019 and will join the Bowers Program of the Chamber Music Society of the Lincoln Center in 2021.

 

Concerto engagements this season and last include Berlioz Harold en Italie with the Deutsches Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin, Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine and Orchestre National de Lille; Mozart Sinfonia Concertante at the Sion Festival (alongside Janine Jansen) and with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and Camerata Salzburg; Bartok with the BBC Symphony, Hamburger Symphoniker and Sinfonieorchester Aachen; Walton with the Philharmonia Orchestra and Luzerner Sinfonieorchester; and the Britten Double Concerto with the Tapiola Sinfonietta and Siberian State Symphony Orchestra. He has worked with conductors including Christoph Eschenbach, David Zinman, Gabor Takács-Nagy, Sylvain Cambreling and Sir Andras Schiff.

Equally in demand as a recitalist and chamber musician, his engagements include several appearances per season at the Wigmore Hall as well as throughout the UK, Europe and Japan. Festivals invitations encompass Lucerne, Lockenhaus, Heimbach, Bergen, Evian, Boswil Sommer, Heidelberger-Frühling, Montpellier, Aspen, the Enescu Festival and the Marlboro Academy; whilst his chamber music collaborators include Joshua Bell, Isabelle Faust, Janine Jansen, Christian Tetzlaff, Nicolas Altstaedt, Steven Isserlis, Kian Soltani, Benjamin Grosvenor, Lars Vogt and Christian Gerhaher, among many others. He also maintains a regular relationship with the Nash Ensemble.

His second album, Music for Viola & Chamber Orchestra: Vaughan Williams, Martinu, Hindemith & Britten with Jamie Phillips and l’Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne was released to general acclaim in February 2020 on Claves Records. He released his debut album with Champs Hill Records in spring 2017 Henri Vieuxtemps: Complete works for Viola, with pianist Ke Ma. 

 

In 2016 Ridout won 1st Prize in the Lionel Tertis Competition and was selected by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT). Other prizes include the 2019 Thierry Scherz Award at the Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad and 1st Prize at the 2014 Cecil Aronowitz Competition.

Born in London in 1995, Ridout studied at the Royal Academy of Music graduating with the Queen’s Commendation for Excellence. He completed his Masters at the Kronberg Academy with Nobuko Imai in 2019 and in 2018 took part in Kronberg Academy’s Chamber Music Connects the World.

 

He plays on a viola by Peregrino di Zanetto c.1565–75 on loan from a generous patron of Beare's International Violin Society.

TIM POSNER - cello - became the first ever British prizewinner at the International Karl Davidov Competition in Latvia. Born in 1995, he began playing the cello at the age of eight, studying with his mother, Julia Desbruslais. He studied at the Junior Department of the Royal Academy of Music with Robert Max and is currently studying in the ‘Solo Class’ of Leonid Gorokhov at the Hochschule für Musik in Hanover.

Tim made his debut concerto performance at the age of 14. Since then he has performed as soloist with renowned orchestras including the NDR Radiophilharmonie, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and London Mozart Players with conductors such as Andrew Manze. Highlights of the 2021/22 Season will include the world premiere of Polo Piatti’s Cello Concerto and a recital debut at the Het Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Between 2017-2019 Tim was the recipient of the prestigious ‘Gundlach Musikpreis’ award.

As a chamber musician, Tim regularly plays in various ensembles. In 2010 Tim founded The Teyber Trio with violinist, Tim Crawford and violist, Timothy Ridout, with whom he continues to perform internationally. As a former member of the Celan Quartet he recorded a debut CD of Berg’s Op. 3 in the Menuhin Hall. He has since made a number of recordings including a CD of duo and trio works with Ioana Cristina Goicea and Anastasia Sokolova.

Tim has given recitals across Europe and Asia and has already performed at numerous international chamber music festivals such as the Musikdorf Ernen, IMS Prussia Cove (Open Chamber Music), Wye Valley, Lewes, Peasmarsh, Frinton, Musique à Marsac, Buxtehude, Joroisten Musiikkipaivat, Roman River, Cheltenham und Brighton-Festival festivals. Tim has collaborated with internationally acclaimed musicians including Lars Vogt, Alasdair Beatson, Ewa Kupiec, Esther Hoppe, Alexander Rudin, Andrej Bielow, Richard Lester, Elisabeth Kufferath, Matthew Hunt, Katherine Gowers, Bengt Forsberg and the Doric String Quartet.

As an orchestral musician, Tim has performed as principal cellist of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and as a guest cellist in Chamber Orchestra of Europe.

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