AVS Record Label – First Album Performers and Repertoire Announced

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AVS Record Label – First Album Performers and Repertoire Announced

The American Viola Society is excited to announce the creation of a recording label. This label will be a vehicle for AVS members to present and produce professional recordings sponsored by the AVS.

In June of 2021, we announced a call for submissions to participate in our inaugural album  of works for solo viola and works for viola and piano that draw from repertoire by underrepresented composers. The AVS Underrepresented Composer Database serves as a resource for researching these works. We anticipate releasing this first album in January of 2023.  We plan to announce another call in Summer of 2022.

We received many high quality submissions in our first call.  The selected performers and repertoire for the album are listed below.

Accepted Submissions

Viola do Céu                                                                                                                                                              Lycia de Biase Bidart  (1910-1991)

Fabio Saggin, viola


Lachrymae                                                                                                                                                                           Tigran Mansurian (b. 1939)

Talla Rouge Duo:  Talla Rouge & Lauren Spaulding


Lamentation for Viola and Piano                                                                                                                                  Jeanne Behrend (1911-1988)

Jacob Adams, viola & piano


Convergence for Viola and Piano                                                                                                                                    Andrea Clearfield (b. 1960)

Sheila Browne, viola & Julie Nishimura, piano


Rhapsody No. 1                                                                                                                                                                     Jesse Montgomery (b. 1981)

Alyssa Warcup, viola


Fantasy for Solo Viola                                                                                                                                                      Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (b. 1939)

Mary Moran, viola


Improviso para Viola Solo                                                                                                                                                      Olivier Toni (1926-2017)

Rafael Videira, viola


Varsha वर्षा (Rain)                                                                                                                                                                      Reena Esmail (b. 1983)

Vijay Chalasani, viola


Blue/s Forms                                                                                                                                                    Coleridge-Taylor Perkins (1932-2004)

  1. Plain Blues
  2. Just Blue/s
  3. Jettin’ Blue/s

Christopher Jenkins, viola & piano