Are you missing being able to play music with your friends? Here is a collection of easy, call & response pieces to help you to make music in a fun way while playing together online...... There are loads more out there.... but here are some we have tried so far. Please do feel free to... Continue Reading →
by Vanessa Gaidoni - Christmas 2019 Are you getting in the mood for some Christmas music?! Here is an arrangement for 4 violas of Torelli's wonderful Christmas Concerto, Op.8, No. 6 in G Minor. I have transposed it down a 5th into C minor so it sits comfortably on the viola. Do add in... Continue Reading →
D'Addario Ascenté Competition Your chance to win a free set of D’Addario Orchestral viola strings - any range! Just enter the competition . – it is really easy! Here is the link to enter https://daddario.formstack.com/forms/daddariobvscompetition Three winners will be chosen after the competition closes on 30th November 2019.
Violist Matthew Jones, Head of Chamber Music at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, gives help and advice on how to prepare for an audition, and what you can expect on the day. We are very grateful to Matthew for sharing his knowledge and expertise! It does not seem long ago that I was... Continue Reading →
"Keep Life Sweet"Sarah Graham Do you have a new piece to learn? Swiss artist Paul Klee (1879-1940) said about the word 'line' "A line is a dot that went for a walk." As musicians we are always taking dots for a walk, and lifting them right off the page! Learning a new piece can be... Continue Reading →
Many thanks to Professional Performance Coach Amy Littlewood for sharing some great advice on what to do if you are feeling nervous about an upcoming performance, audition or exam. Feeling worried about performing? If you feel nervous about performing do not worry, you are not alone. There are so many people that have these... Continue Reading →
A huge thank you to Martin Outram, viola soloist and violist of the Maggini Quartet, for this contribution to our British Viola Society Young Violists page. Click on the links to listen to some beautifully played viola music, written by Vaughan Williams. Vaughan Williams and the viola: a short introduction Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) took up the... Continue Reading →