Most viola methods and fingerings for scales are based on violin playing, but why are there so few dedicated scale or study materials for the viola?
Marlea Simpson tends to describe her relationship with her viola in strongly affectionate terms, using words like “fun,” “beautiful,” and “ready for anything.”
Having a relaxed bow hold is not only good for our playing, but also for our bodies. Here are a few tips on how to best achieve a relaxed bow hold on violin or viola.
The first recording from violist Emma Wernig, "The Viennese Viola," with pianist Albert Cano Smit, adds another layer to the rich musical torte that is Vienna.
Oxford University Press’ newest title in its Notes for Performers series offers historical and analytical information on 35 pieces for the viola, from Bach to Weber.
A Bird’s-Eye View: Violist Violist Nicholas Cords Offers Comfort and Connection with New Solo Release ‘Touch Harmonious’
Nicholas Cords' solo album, Touch Harmonious, juxtaposes music from the Baroque with Britten and a cluster of contemporary works, including two premiere recordings.
This sheet music of Stravinsky;'s Suite Italienne arranged by Kim Kashkashian closely follows the 1930s violin & piano transcription by Samuel Dushkin with a few twists.
By Greg Cahill | From the November-December 2020 issue of Strings magazine Caeli Smith met her dream viola in 2013, a few days after Thanksgiving, at the ho... Read More...
‘One of the Oldest Violas Around’: Teng Li Has Found a Musical Guide in her Zanetto, Despite its Dimensions
By Laurence Vittes | From the September-October 2020 issue of Strings magazine When Chinese-Canadian violist Teng Li was named principal of the Los Angeles ... Read More...
Together, Joseph and Lillian fostered the culture of chamber music in America, in particular elevating the violin-viola duo repertoire.