Alison Crum

Alison Crum is well-known throughout the Western World both as a player and teacher of the viol. She is a moving spirit behind several renowned early music groups, and has travelled all over the world giving recitals and lectures, and teaching on summer schools and workshops.
Originally a French Horn player, she started playing the viol while at university, and later went on to study it with Wieland Kuijken in Brussels and Jordi Savall in Basle. Since then she has made well over one hundred recordings with some of Britain's finest ensembles—including many with the Rose Consort of Viols—and, as a soloist, on discs of Marais, Bach, and virtuoso Italian divisions.
Alison is President of the Viola da Gamba Society of Great Britain, Professor of Viol at Trinity Laban Conservatoire in London, and a visiting teacher at several colleges and universities in both Europe and the USA.
She has produced a series of graded music books centred around her highly acclaimed textbooks Play the Viol and The Viol Rules, and has been called the doyenne of British viol teachers.