Invitation to viola classes of European Conservatories, Music Schools, and Music Academies:

Brief outdoor Viola concerts in Cremona


The 43rd International Viola Congress to be held in Cremona from October 4-8, 2016 is organising a series of short concerts to be performed by viola classes of Conservatories, Music Schools and  Music Academies of the European Union.

Concerts will be held in various locations throughout the beautiful city of Cremona and will last a minimum of 5 to a maximum of 25 minutes. Ensembles, composed exclusively of violists, must include a minimum of two students and may also include one or more teachers. The repertoire must be exclusively for the viola — any number of which is welcome; performances may involve of one violist playing per part, or alternately  multiple violists playing per part. Students can be of any age and level.  Performances by memory are encouraged. A maximum of 30 groups will be accepted.

Concerts will take place from.12:05 to 12:30 on October 5, 6 and 7, 2016. Ensembles will begin to tune immediately after the ringing of midday church bells.

Here’s how to participate: teachers must send an email application including a short video of the group (circa 5 min.) to within the deadline of May 30, 2016. Proposals will be evaluated in order of arrival. Applicants will be notified of the IVC board’s decision within two weeks of our receipt of their proposal.

The chosen ensembles will also be included in the viola orchestra of the Congress (daily rehearsals on 5-7 October from 2:00 p.m. to 2:50 p.m., dress rehearsal and concert on October 8).

For details: and

The 43rd International Viola Congress is promoted by the Associazione Italiana della Viola with the patronage of the Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale, Regione Lombardia; with the sponsorship and collaboration of the Comune di Cremona, Camera di Commercio di Cremona; with the support of the Fondazione Stauffer; with the collaboration of the  Museo del Violino, Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali Claudio Monteverdi, Scuola Internazionale di Liuteria, Consorzio Liutai “Antonio Stradivari” Cremona, Dipartimento di Musicologia e Beni Culturali dell’Università di Pavia, Liceo Artistico Statale di Porta Romana di Firenze.

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