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Chase, Roger (viola)
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Roger Chase (viola)

Born in London, Roger Chase studied at the Royal College of Music with Bernard Shore and in Canada with Steven Staryk, also working for a short time with the legendary Lionel Tertis, whose Montagnana viola he now plays.

He performed with the English Chamber Orchestra, appearing as soloist at the Proms at Royal Albert Hall, and played in major cities throughout the UK and Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, the Middle East, and India. His festival appearances include the Schiermonnikoog (Holland), Consonances (France), Casalmaggiore (Italy), and Bowdoin (Maine) International Music Festival.

Chase was a member of The Nash Ensemble for more 20 years, as well as the London Sinfonietta , Esterhazy Baryton Trio, Quartet of London, Hausmusik of London, and the London Chamber Orchestra.

His critically acclaimed recordings for Dutton with pianist Michiko Otaki include music by Arnold Bax, Arthur Bliss and Vaughan Williams, as well as rare works of Benjamin Dale, Stanley Bate, W H Bell, and Edmund Rubbra, plus sonatas of Delius and Ireland transcribed by Tertis. Centaur released their recording of three Brahms sonatas and “The Virtuoso Viola” on Naxos features music by Arthur Benjamin, George Enescu, Joseph Jongen, Henry Vieuxtemps, Nicolò Paganini, Bach/Kodály, Fritz Kreisler, and Bernard Shore.

Roger Chase taught at the Royal College of Music, the Guildhall School, the Royal Northern College of Music, Oberlin College, and Roosevelt University. With Otaki he presented recitals of works inspired by Lionel Tertis at Washington’s National Gallery, Princeton University, and in Cleveland, Boston, Toronto, and elsewhere.

Albums
'Arnold: Chamber Music, Vol. 1' (CDH55071)
Arnold: Chamber Music, Vol. 1
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'Arnold: Chamber Music, Vol. 2' (CDH55072)
Arnold: Chamber Music, Vol. 2
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'Arnold: Chamber Music, Vol. 3' (CDH55073)
Arnold: Chamber Music, Vol. 3
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'Bax: Nonet & other chamber music' (CDA66807)
Bax: Nonet & other chamber music
'Berkeley: A Centenary Tribute' (CDH55135)
Berkeley: A Centenary Tribute
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'Bliss: Rout, Madam Noy, The Women of Yueh & other works' (CDA66137)
Bliss: Rout, Madam Noy, The Women of Yueh & other works
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'Bridge: Songs' (CDD22071)
Bridge: Songs
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'Britten: Phaedra & other works' (CDH55225)
Britten: Phaedra & other works
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'Elgar: Piano Quintet & Violin Sonata' (CDH55301)
Elgar: Piano Quintet & Violin Sonata
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'Ferguson: Octet, Bagatelles & Violin Sonata' (CDA66192)
Ferguson: Octet, Bagatelles & Violin Sonata
'Holloway: Serenade; Schumann: Liederkreis' (CDA66930)
Holloway: Serenade; Schumann: Liederkreis
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'Lambert: Piano Concerto & other works' (CDH55397)
Lambert: Piano Concerto & other works
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'Schumann: Liederkreis; Holloway: Serenade' (CDA66930)
Schumann: Liederkreis; Holloway: Serenade
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'Vaughan Williams: Songs' (CDA67168)
Vaughan Williams: Songs
'Warlock: The Curlew, Capriol, Serenade & Songs' (CDA66938)
Warlock: The Curlew, Capriol, Serenade & Songs
Complete works available for download
MALCOLM ARNOLD  (1921-2006)
Duo for flute and viola, Op 10 with The Nash Ensemble, Judith Pearce (flute)
Oboe Quartet, Op 61 with The Nash Ensemble, Gareth Hulse (oboe), Marcia Crayford (violin), Christopher Van Kampen (cello)
Quintet for flute, violin, viola, horn and bassoon, Op 7 with The Nash Ensemble, Judith Pearce (flute), Marcia Crayford (violin), John Pigneguy (horn), Brian Wightman (bassoon)
Trio for flute, viola and bassoon, Op 6 with The Nash Ensemble, Judith Pearce (flute), Brian Wightman (bassoon)
Viola Sonata, Op 17 with The Nash Ensemble, Ian Brown (piano)
SIR ARNOLD BAX  (1883-1953)
Elegiac Trio with The Nash Ensemble
Harp Quintet with The Nash Ensemble
Nonet with The Nash Ensemble
Oboe Quintet with The Nash Ensemble
SIR LENNOX BERKELEY  (1903-1989)
Diversions, Op 63 with The Nash Ensemble
Quartet for oboe and string trio, Op 70 with The Nash Ensemble
Sextet, Op 47 with The Nash Ensemble
SIR ARTHUR BLISS  (1891-1975)
Conversations with The Nash Ensemble, Lionel Friend (conductor)
Madam Noy with The Nash Ensemble, Elizabeth Gale (soprano), Lionel Friend (conductor)
Quintet for oboe and string quartet with The Nash Ensemble, Lionel Friend (conductor)
Rhapsody with The Nash Ensemble, Elizabeth Gale (soprano), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor), Lionel Friend (conductor)
Rout with The Nash Ensemble, Elizabeth Gale (soprano), Lionel Friend (conductor)
The Women of Yueh with The Nash Ensemble, Lionel Friend (conductor), Elizabeth Gale (soprano)
FRANK BRIDGE  (1879-1941)
Far, far from each other with Louise Winter (mezzo-soprano), Roger Vignoles (piano)
Music, when soft voices die with Louise Winter (mezzo-soprano), Roger Vignoles (piano)
Where is it that our soul doth go? with Louise Winter (mezzo-soprano), Roger Vignoles (piano)
BENJAMIN BRITTEN  (1913-1976)
Lachrymae, Op 48a with The Nash Ensemble, Lionel Friend (conductor)
SIR EDWARD ELGAR  (1857-1934)
Piano Quintet in A minor, Op 84 with The Nash Ensemble
HOWARD FERGUSON  (1908-1999)
Octet, Op 4 with The Nash Ensemble
ROBIN HOLLOWAY  (b1943)
Fantasy-Pieces on the Heine 'Liederkreis' of Schumann, Op 16 with The Nash Ensemble
Serenade in C major, Op 41 with The Nash Ensemble
CONSTANT LAMBERT  (1905-1951)
Eight Poems of Li-Po with Philip Langridge (tenor), The Nash Ensemble
RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS  (1872-1958)
On Wenlock Edge with John Mark Ainsley (tenor), The Nash Ensemble
PETER WARLOCK  (1894-1930)
The Curlew with The Nash Ensemble
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
A summer day  No 1 of Eight Poems of Li-Po (Lambert)
Blue water … a clear moon  First line to Nocturne, No 2 of Eight Poems of Li-Po (Lambert)
Bredon Hill  No 5 of On Wenlock Edge (Vaughan Williams)
Clun  No 6 of On Wenlock Edge (Vaughan Williams)
Conversations (Bliss)
Cool is the autumn wind  First line to Lines written in autumn, No 4 of Eight Poems of Li-Po (Lambert)
Diversions, Op 63 (Berkeley)
Duo for flute and viola, Op 10 (Arnold)
Eight Poems of Li-Po (Lambert)
Elegiac Trio (Bax)
Fair one, when you were here, I filled the house with flowers  First line to The long-departed lover, No 8 of Eight Poems of Li-Po (Lambert)
Fantasy-Pieces on the Heine 'Liederkreis' of Schumann, Op 16 (Holloway)
Far, far from each other (Bridge)
From far, from eve and morning  No 2 of On Wenlock Edge (Vaughan Williams)
Harp Quintet (Bax)
In summertime on Bredon  First line to Bredon Hill, No 5 of On Wenlock Edge (Vaughan Williams)
In the deserted garden among the crumbling walls  First line to The ruin of the Ku-Su palace, No 5 of Eight Poems of Li-Po (Lambert)
In valleys of springs of rivers  First line to Clun, No 6 of On Wenlock Edge (Vaughan Williams)
Is my team ploughing?  No 3 of On Wenlock Edge (Vaughan Williams)
Lachrymae, Op 48a (Britten)
Lines written in autumn  No 4 of Eight Poems of Li-Po (Lambert)
Madam Noy (Bliss)
Music, when soft voices die (Bridge)
Naked I lie in the green forest of summer  First line to A summer day, No 1 of Eight Poems of Li-Po (Lambert)
Nocturne  No 2 of Eight Poems of Li-Po (Lambert)
Nonet (Bax)
Oboe Quartet, Op 61 (Arnold)
Oboe Quintet (Bax)
Octet, Op 4 (Ferguson)
Oh, when I was in love with you  No 4 of On Wenlock Edge (Vaughan Williams)
On the city street  No 7 of Eight Poems of Li-Po (Lambert)
On Wenlock Edge  No 1 of On Wenlock Edge (Vaughan Williams)
On Wenlock Edge (Vaughan Williams)
One thing I'd know  First line to Where is it that our soul doth go? (Bridge)
Piano Quintet in A minor, Op 84 (Elgar)
Quartet for oboe and string trio, Op 70 (Berkeley)
Quintet for flute, violin, viola, horn and bassoon, Op 7 (Arnold)
Quintet for oboe and string quartet (Bliss)
Rhapsody (Bliss)
Rout (Bliss)
Serenade in C major, Op 41 (Holloway)
Sextet, Op 47 (Berkeley)
The Curlew (Warlock)
The grass of Yen is growing green and long  First line to The intruder, No 6 of Eight Poems of Li-Po (Lambert)
The intruder  No 6 of Eight Poems of Li-Po (Lambert)
The long-departed lover  No 8 of Eight Poems of Li-Po (Lambert)
The ruin of the Ku-Su palace  No 5 of Eight Poems of Li-Po (Lambert)
The Women of Yueh (Bliss)
They meet in the pink dust of the city street  First line to On the city street, No 7 of Eight Poems of Li-Po (Lambert)
Trio for flute, viola and bassoon, Op 6 (Arnold)
Viola Sonata, Op 17 (Arnold)
Where is it that our soul doth go? (Bridge)
With a man of leisure  No 3 of Eight Poems of Li-Po (Lambert)
Yonder the mountain flowers are out  First line to With a man of leisure, No 3 of Eight Poems of Li-Po (Lambert)
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