An Interview with Claudia Wolvington: Viola Playing in Italy, and Organising a Congress

From Vermont to Tuscany        Playing the Viola   Claudia Wolvington, member of the Congress Organizational Committee, was for many years the Assistant Principal Viola of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra in Florence. “When I arrived in Italy for my audition in 1979, I knew nothing of Florence’s Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra. Those were the days before easy access to information on the Internet. But … Continue reading An Interview with Claudia Wolvington: Viola Playing in Italy, and Organising a Congress

An Interview with Luca Sanzò: the Viola and the Viola D’Amore

Luca Sanzò, concert violist and professor at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome, will give a recital on October 5 at 4:00 p.m. dedicated to contemporary repertoire for viola and viola d’amore. “It’s a life partner, able to charm you every day”: words of Luca Sanzò, concert violist, professor at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome and expert of the repertoire for the viola d’amore. An instrument larger than the viola, the viola … Continue reading An Interview with Luca Sanzò: the Viola and the Viola D’Amore

An Interview with Jutta Puchammer-Sédillot: the Austrian who brought the French style of viola playing to Canada

On October 5th at 12:10 p.m. Jutta Puchammer-Sédillot will present Concert Pieces commissioned by the Conservatory of Paris between1896 and 1940  . “Violists are special people” begins Jutta Puchammer-Sédillot, Vice-President of the International Viola Society, viola soloist and professor at the University of Montreal. “We respect and give support to each other. Congresses are always an opportunity to strengthen friendships, forge new relationships, open up to … Continue reading An Interview with Jutta Puchammer-Sédillot: the Austrian who brought the French style of viola playing to Canada