Since 1971, the AVS has been dedicated to fostering communication among viola enthusiasts and promoting excellence in every facet of our instrument. Our membership includes leading soloists, orchestral players, chamber musicians, jazz and world music performers, teachers, adult amateurs, luthiers, composers and students of all ages. Here you will find a wealth of resources, including information about our many programs, educational materials, and news from the viola community.   We invite you to browse the site in search of inspiration, and if you are not yet a member, please consider joining us today.

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Upcoming Viola Events

Mar
07
2015
Roberto Diaz Premieres New Higdon Viola Concerto

Concerts from the Library of Congress - Sensational violist Roberto Díaz premieres a new concerto by Jennifer Higdon, commissioned by the Library of Congress and the Curtis Institute.

 

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Mar
12
2015
Premeiere of Rex Isenberg's Doublet for Two Violas, commissioned by the AVS

Join Jessica Meyer on March 12, 2015, for a 7:00 pm concert at Spectrum NYC that combines the solo virtuosity of counter)induction players with seminal works from the history of electronic music.

 

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Apr
11
2015
Annual OVS Competition

Cash prizes awarded in three categories: grade school to age 13, middle school and high school to age 17, college undergrad to age 23.

 

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May
08
2015
If Music Be the Food… Concert

 

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May
30
2015
Viola Space 2015

The Tokyo International Viola Competition is the only one international competition in Asia exclusively for viola.

 

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