Alison Crum is well-known as a player and teacher of the viol. She has travelled to every continent giving recitals and lectures, and teaching on summer schools and workshops. She has made over one hundred recordings with many of Britain's finest ensembles, and as a soloist.
Alison is President of the Viola da Gamba Society and a visiting teacher at several colleges and universities in Europe and the USA. She has written two books on playing the viol, and has been called the doyenne of British viol teachers.