Jason Ridgway (Pianist for Brahms Hungarian)

Jason Ridgway studied in Salzburg, Paris and London at the Guildhall school of Music where he graduated with one of the highest honours in the history of the Guildhall School Of Music and Drama. He has performed with many of the UK’s leading orchestras, including the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican, the Philharmonia at St. John’s Smith Square and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic at the Hope Concert Hall. The Sunday Times described his playing as “scintillating and of the highest quality”, and The Scotsman wrote “Ridgway’s Chopin was truly captivating”. “Ridgway played with rhythmic verve, vivid colour and 20 fingered bravura” (Financial Times)

“Ridgway was a joy” (Evening Standard) “played with tremendously impressive command” (Arts Desk) “Ridgway’s splendid rendering of Stravinsky, torrents and cascades...” (The Sunday Times). He has won prizes in competitions, including the Julius Isserlis Prize presented by the Royal Philharmonic Society, First Prize at the Guild Competition, and he was a piano finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year.