Alison Crum is one of the best-known British exponents of the viol. As teacher and performer, she travels all over the world giving recitals and lectures, and teaching at summer schools and workshops.
Alison studied with Wieland Kuijken and Jordi Savall, and has made over seventy-five recordings with many early music groups, notably the Consort of Musicke, the Dowland Consort, Musica Antiqua of London and the Rose Consort of Viols. She features as a soloist on two discs of Marais on the Naxos label.
Alison is President of the Viola da Gamba Society of Great Britain and Professor of Viol at Trinity College of Music in London. She is Director of the International Viol Week, which attracts players from many countries each summer, and her highly acclaimed book, ‘Play the Viol’, now in its third reprint, is published by Oxford University Press.