Jason Ridgway studied with Peter Bithell, Heather Slade-Lipkin and Valeria Szervansky. He graduated from the Guildhall School of Music with one of the highest honours in the history of the school and was awarded the Piano Prize. He has performed with many of the U.K.’s leading orchestras, including the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican, the Philharmonia at St. John’s Smith Square and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic.
He has performed throughout the U.K. and the U.S. and highlights include the Weill Recital Hall, Teatro Bellini, the Grossersaal Salzburg and the Festival Theatre in Edinburgh. He has performed on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune.
The Sunday Times described his playing as “scintillating and of the highest quality”, and The Scotsman has written “Ridgway’s Chopin was truly captivating”. He has won prizes in competitions, including the Julius Isserlis Prize presented by the Royal Philharmonic Society, and he was a piano finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the year.