A resident of Berlin, Germany, Tim Ribchester is acclaimed for his “passionate commitment to the composer and score…perfected technique and a personal aesthetic vision.” His recent conducting appearances with the Trentino Music Festival include Giulio Cesare, L’incoronazione di Poppea, Dido And Aeneas, Rinaldo, and Alcina. Other recent engagements include concerts and recordings in Boston of Joseph Summer’s chamber opera The Tenor’s Suite and his forthcoming CD Summer’s Distillation. In the 2016-17 season he returned to North Carolina Opera for Wagner’s Das Rheingold, and made his debut with the Vidin Sinfonietta, Bulgaria. Past productions include Les Contes d’Hoffmann in Gidon Saks’s staging for Opera on Tap Berlin at the Delphi Stummfilmkino; Eugene Onegin in North Carolina; concerts with the Bacau Philharmonic.
A highly accomplished collaborative pianist, he has been fortunate to have assisted world-class maestri including J. David Jackson, Christofer Macatsoris, Timothy Myers, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Jacques Lacombe, and Steven White. His recital collaborators have included Julianne Baird, Ian Bostridge, William Burden, Paquito D’Rivera, Ricardo Morales, and Leonardo Suarez Paz. Ribchester trained at Oxford University, the Royal College of Music, London, La Schola Cantorum, Paris, and the Advanced Conducting Academy in Bacau, Romania, in addition to conducting master-classes with several distinguished pedagogues in the United States.