Dear Colleagues, dear Friends,
We are very excited about hosting the first International Viola Congress to be held in Italy in Cremona, a fascinating town with a rich artistic and musical history. Loved by string players, Cremona witnessed the development of violin making resulting in modern stringed instruments. Its contemporary luthiers, flourishing violin makers’ school and the Violin Museum are internationally recognized landmarks.
The Municipality of Cremona, the Chamber of Commerce of Cremona and the Museum of the Violin are collaborating with the Italian Viola Society (Associazione Italiana della Viola) towards the success of the 43rd International Viola Congress from October 4-8, 2016, with an extraordinary program for its participants and audiences. A unique event of the highest level with a focus on musicians of the younger generation, the congress will contribute to the richness, vibrancy and diversity of contemporary musical life, leaving a lasting impression on participants and audiences from around the world.
The 43rd International Viola Congress focusing on “Connecting Cultures and Generations”, will provide the Italian Viola Society with a context in which to fulfill its mission of offering support to young talents, promoting the expansion of viola repertoire, the development of viola pedagogy and viola performance as well as research on the viola and collaboration among violists with the goal of enriching all areas of knowledge of the instrument and improving viola standards.
We are planning to present the finest international musicians in collaboration with young violists, viola teachers and chamber ensembles performing standard, new and recently rediscovered viola repertoire in outstanding artistic events, and warmly invite viola students, teachers, orchestra members, chamber musicians, soloists and amateurs to contribute to the success of the Congress with their proposals and participation.
We are looking forward to seeing you in Cremona!
Associazione Italiana della Viola
Firenze, 2 giugno 2015
The 43rd IVC is held with the Collaboration and under the Patronage of: