Wednesday 13 January 2016

New viola concerto showcases young talent

Timothy Ridout
Timothy Ridout
Oliver Zeffman and the Melos Sinfonia return on 15 January 2016 with a concert at the Guildhall School's Milton Court Concert Hall featuring the young viola player Timothy Ridout in the premiere of Desmond Clarke's Void Song for viola and orchestra. Also in the programme is Haydn's Symphony No. 88, Mendelssohn's Hebrides Overture alongside Arnold Schoenberg's Chamber Symphony No. 1.

Desmond Clarke, who is the recipient of the 2015 Royal Philharmonic Society composition prize, is a young composer currently studying at York University. The British viola player Timothy Ridout won the 2014 Cecil Aronowitz Prize. Oliver Zeffmann currently studies at the Royal Academy of Music, and for the 2013-14 academic year he lived in St Petersburg and studied conducting at the St Petersburg State Conservatory.

Tickets are available from the Barbican box office.

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