Having been appointed Professor of Composition at the Royal College of Music in 1883 and Professor of Music at Cambridge University in 1888, Stanford taught many of the leading British composers of the day. To name but a few, these included Frank Bridge, Gustav Holst, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Arthur Bliss and the other two composers represented on this disc, John Ireland and Rebecca Clarke.
Since studying at Cambridge University and the Royal Academy of Music with John White, Martin Outram has enjoyed a wide ranging career as quartet player, soloist and teacher. Martin appears frequently as a soloist and his repertoire embraces the major works for viola. His programmes often include rarely heard pieces, particularly by British composers and several works have been written for him, including concertos by Adam Gorb and David Gow. Martin Outram gives duo recitals with Julian Rolton and together they have performed widely throughout the UK.
A highly versatile musician, Julian Rolton is equally at ease as a concerto soloist, chamber musician and accompanist. Julian performs and records with the violist Martin Outram and he is a member of the Chagall Trio