Tuesday 23 June 2020 1:00PM

Benjamin Baker violin; Timothy Ridout viola

Mozart, Sibelius, Martinů, Halvorsen and Bowen


This concert was part of the Wigmore Hall BBC Radio 3 June 2020 Special Broadcast series.


  • Benjamin Baker violin
  • Timothy Ridout viola

Born in New Zealand, violinist Benjamin Baker studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School and Royal College of Music. Since winning 1st prize at the 2016 Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York he is sought after as a chamber musician. His London-born violist partner, Timothy Ridout, is a BBC New Generation Artist and is as equally in demand as a chamber musician and recitalist. Their programme includes the 1897 Sarabande and 11 variations on a theme of Handel by Norwegian composer Johan Halvorsen.

The video of this concert is no longer online, but over 40 other concert videos are available to watch here: Wigmore Hall Concert Video Library

  • Wigmore Hall's live stream of this concert is supported by Hamish Parker
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
        • Duo for violin and viola in B flat K424
  • Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
        • Duo for Violin and Viola in C
  • Bohuslav Martinů (1890-1959)
        • 3 Madrigals for violin and viola
  • Johan Halvorsen (1864-1935)
        • Sarabande con variazione (on a theme of Handel)
  • Encore
  • York Bowen (1884-1961)
      • 3 Duos for violin and viola
        • III. Presto leggiero

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