Standage/Wollston

Younger SilasIn 2005 I changed my surname from Standage to Wollston, using the name Silas Wollston for academic purposes but continuing to use Silas Standage as a performer.

Since 2010 I have used Silas Wollston for both performance and academic work.

One purpose of the name change was to avoid the problem of my work being ascribed to my father, the violinist Simon Standage, whose name appeared in place of mine on recordings, in programmes and in the mouths of BBC radio presenters, in spite of their best efforts!