SIMON ROWLAND-JONES: Viola

Simon Rowland-Jones studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School (where he later taught), the RCM and at the Academia di Santa Cecilia.  He was the founder violist of the Chilingirian Quartet, in which he played for ten years.  As a soloist he has made a number of CDs on the Meridian and Etcetera labels, including the complete Bach Cello Suites.  His own transcription of the suites is now published by Peters Edition. He is currently working on a new peforming/critical edition of the Haydn String Quartets.  He is also a composer, mainly of chamber music.  Several years ago he created fiddleSpeak, combining words and music into programmes for speaker, viola and tape. Research Interests: Performance editions [in particular a new critical performance edition of the complete Haydn String Quartets.

 

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