Martin Outram


Martin Outram enjoys a wide-ranging career as chamber musician, soloist and teacher. He 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, two Grammy nominations and the Royal Philharmonic Society Award for chamber music.

Alongside his work in the Maggini Quartet, Martin’s experience includes an extremely busy career as a freelance player, appearing as principal viola and guest principal with all of London’s premier chamber orchestras. His nine solo discs have received wide international acclaim, including in Gramophone, The Strad and a five-star review in the BBC Music Magazine. Many works have been written for him, notably concertos by Peter Aviss, Adam Gorb and David Gow. He has appeared as a soloist at the Royal Festival Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall and performed on tour in South America, Europe and the UK as a soloist with the Britten Sinfonia.

Martin is Lionel Tertis Professor of Viola at the Royal Academy of Music.