viola Archive

  • Concert Preview / Interview with Viva Viola – August 2017

    alto vista What began as violist Jeremy Chiew’s recital – aptly titled Voila Viola – in 2011 at the Arts House with the intention of inciting greater appreciation for the viola, has become a regular showcase of viola repertoire featuring other young violists. Viva Viola! […]

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  • Playing the Underdog: The Flying Inkpot interviews violist Jeremy Chiew

      Playing the Underdog: The Flying Inkpot interviews Jeremy Chiew by Aileen Tang Q: What’s the difference between a chainsaw and a viola? A: The law doesn’t require a DANGER: MAY CAUSE INJURY warning label on a viola. Asking a violist to tell a viola […]

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  • Life on the Alto Clef: An interview with Max Mandel, violist

    If you love a mellow, rich sound, then the viola is the right instrument for you. More and more people approach me, after I play in concerts, and tell me that they love the sound of the viola. And they always seemed surprised, saying things like, “Oh I love the sound of the viola, but I don't hear enough viola music.”

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  • INKPOT#102 BACH Cello Suites performed on Viola. McCarty (Ashmont)

    Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) The Six Cello Suites transcribed for and performed on the viola by Patricia McCarty ASHMONT MUSIC 6100 2 discs [58:28 + 77:07] by Benjamin Chee It is quite remarkable, even unbelievable, when one considers that the Bach cello suites were once […]

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