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.


Three times a year, Robin Ireland offers a day-long viola workshop at Ravenfield, South Yorkshire. The day consists of viola ensemble coaching, a masterclass, a group technical class looking at a particular aspect of viola technique, a session of listening to and comparing different performances of a major viola work on CDs, and a recital at the end of the afternoon given by Robin. Lunch and other refreshments are provided.

The workshops have proved enjoyable for all concerned and they attract amateurs, Conservatoire students, older school-age pupils, and teachers.

For details of the next workshop see

Robin Ireland teaching at Ravenfield, November 2016, South Yorkshire