"The music says a big “yes”: Tim Rishton plays in the Erlöserkirche [Potsdam] ... Warm applause for Tim Rishton"
Potsdamer Neueste Nachrichten, 11.09.2009
"BACH FESTIVAL: Masterly Interpretation - Virtuoso organ concert by the Bach expert Tim Rishton in the Erlöserkirche"
Märkische Allgemeine 11.09.2009
"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"
Ostthüringer Zeitung 01.04.2009
Since his acclaimed City of London debut at age 18, Dr Tim Rishton has enjoyed a distinguished international career as concert organist, broadcaster, author and lecturer, also holding senior 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, his performances have ranged from Poulenc's organ concerto and 18th-century British concertos to Bach's complete organ works, and from Franz Schmidt at the Royal College of Organists to Scandinavian music at the Nordlands Festival. Current schedule includes dozens of concerts in many countries around the world.
He has given lectures and master classes (several of them broadcast) in Norwegian, English and Welsh at many universities. He has made regular radio and television broadcasts, on the Norwegian channel NRK, as well as on HTV, S4C and BBC, including BBC1's televised Christmas service.
He has made a number of solo recordings, as well as recordings with Aled Jones, Simon Roberts and others. He is currently recording a CD of Italian Baroque music, a series of CDs of music by Yorkshire composers, a double CD of Bach's Art of Fugue, and preparing a CD of Norwegian organ music, including two major works especially written for the occasion.
As well as published organ music and many articles in scholarly journals and in The Revised New Grove and the German music encyclopaedia Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart , Tim has written a number of books on church music, Norwegian culture and music understanding.