Robin Ireland Viola

Head of Chamber Music at the Birmingham Conservatoire of Music, he was violist with the celebrated Lindsay String Quartet for twenty years till it disbanded in 2005. Since then he has developed his career as a soloist, guest-led the viola sections of major UK orchestras, worked as a freelance chamber musician and become a highly respected teacher.


The viola quartet arrangements that I have made of Bach’s Prelude in E major and the Adagio and Fugue in C major are available for free download and use. If you perform them, please acknowledge me as the arranger!

Prelude from the Partita for solo violin in E major

The E major Prelude requires 4 strong players, as the tuning is difficult.

Adagio and Fugue from Sonata in C major for solo violina

The Adagio and Fugue are easier technically, with the exception of two passages of moderate difficulty for all four violas, and one passage for viola 1 which goes high and is tricky!