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Viola and Piano Recital

Wednesday 28 February at 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm, Trinity College Chapel

A unique opportunity to hear internationally-renowned violist Martin Outram with pianist Nigel Yandell perform a programme at Trinity College Chapel comprising music for viola and piano.
Please note that the venue for this concert is Trinity College Chapel, 1 All Saints Passage, Cambridge CB2 3LS.


  • Bach – Sonata in G BWV1027
  • Shostakovich – Sonata for Viola and Piano Op 147


  • Evening concert tickets will be available on the door (no pre-sales available).
  • Trinity College Chapel is on the right as you enter the Great Gate.

Organised by Trinity College Music Society in collaboration with Hughes Hall Music.

Martin Outram

Since studying at Cambridge University and the Royal Academy of Music with John White, Martin has enjoyed a wide ranging career as quartet player, soloist and teacher.

As a member of the internationally renowned Maggini Quartet he has played throughout Europe, North America and the Far East. With the Quartet and other groups he has recorded more than forty discs and has won major prizes including the Gramophone Award and the Diapason d’Or. In 2009 he won the Royal Philharmonic Society Award for Chamber Music as a member of the Britten Sinfonia Soloists Ensemble.

Martin appears frequently as a soloist. 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. Since making his Royal Festival Hall concerto debut with the London Mozart Players, notable solo appearances have included the broadcast premiere of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’s Strathclyde Concerto No.5 with the composer conducting and the first concert performance of Britten’s Portrait No.2 in London and on tour with Martyn Brabbins and Sinfonia 21 in Russia. He was the soloist in rare performances of the Maconchy Romanza with the Ambache Chamber Orchestra and the Dale Romance with Vernon Handley conducting.

His recordings for Naxos of all the music for viola and piano by Bax plus a disc of English Viola Sonatas with Julian Rolton received wide critical acclaim, including a 5-star review in the BBC Music The Scottish Viola: a tribute to Watson Forbes was released on the Nimbus label in 2012 and a disc of the viola music of Benjamin Britten and Frank Bridge was released in 2014, also on Nimbus, to great acclaim.

Nigel Yandell

Nigel Yandell has lectured in the UK and internationally and is an experienced solo pianist, accompanist, teacher and examiner. He teaches across a variety of practical/musicianship and keyboard-related skills in the Faculty of Music where he is an Affiliated Lecturer. He has been a Director of the London Sinfonietta, the William Alwyn Foundation and Procorda. Until recently a Trustee of the Cambridge University Music Society and the Cambridge Union Society, he is currently a Trustee of the Stradivari Trust as well as Director of Music and Director of Studies in Music at Hughes Hall.