The Music Plays on — Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was born in London in 1875. Coleridge-Taylor was raised by his mother and his grandfather, who taught him to play the violin. He quickly took to the instrument and was admitted at age 15 to the Royal College of Music. He switched from violin to composition and studied with the highly esteemed Charles Villiers Stanford. After graduation, he became a professional musician and was soon hired…