"BACH FESTIVAL: Masterly Interpretation - Virtuoso organ concert by the Bach expert Tim Rishton in the Erlöserkirche"
"The music says a big 'yes': Tim Rishton plays in the Erlöserkirche [Potsdam] ... Warm applause for Tim Rishton"
Potsdamer Neueste Nachrichten
"Tim Rishton perfectly masters the organ - Pleasant treat for visitors in Ponitz ... His immaculate playing was perfectly adapted to the action and playing style of the Ponitz organ, which he controlled from the very first note"
Dr Tim Rishton enjoys a distinguished international career as concert organist, broadcaster, author and lecturer, and has held senior academic posts at Norwegian and British universities.
He studied with Susi Jeans and at the universities of Reading (winning all organ-playing prizes), Manchester and Wales, where he took a doctorate in 18th-century music and later lectured.
Although best known for the German Baroque repertoire, he plays a wide range of music ranging from early composers, through deeply-considered readings of Mendelssohn and Brahms to distinctive 20th-century composers such as Mathias, Schmidt, Guridi and contemporary Scandinavian and south-American composers.
His current schedule includes dozens of concerts in many countries around the world, but he has also given lectures and master classes (several of them broadcast) in Norwegian, English and Welsh at many universities and has made regular radio and television broadcasts, on the Norwegian channel NRK, as well as on HTV, S4C and BBC. He has made a number of solo recordings, as well as recordings together with other artists.
As well as published organ music and many articles in scholarly journals and in the New Grove and its German counterpart MGG, Tim has written a number of books on church music, Norwegian culture and music understanding.