Martin Outram studied at Cambridge University and the Royal Academy of Music. He is a member of the internationally renowned Maggini Quartet and also appears regularly as a soloist. He has recorded over fifty discs with the quartet and other chamber music ensembles and has been the recipient of the Gramophone Award, the Diapason d’Or, a Cannes Classical Award, three Grammy nominations and the Royal Philharmonic Society Award for chamber music. His solo discs have been widely acclaimed, including five star reviews in the BBC Music Magazine, Gramophone and Strad magazines. Several works have been written for him, including concertos by Peter Aviss, Adam Gorb and David Gow. He has appeared as a concerto soloist at the Royal Festival Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall and performed on tour in South America as a soloist with the Britten Sinfonia. His recital partner is Julian Rolton, with whom he has given recitals throughout the UK and at international viola competitions and congresses. He has given masterclasses in Austria, France, China, Germany, Norway, Poland, Sweden and the USA and is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music and an Honorary Fellow of Brunel and Canterbury Christ Church Universities. He plays on a very fine viola by Henricus Catenar, made in Turin in 1680.