Bobby

About Bobby

Bobby has been playing the viola for over 18 years and performs in several orchestras around the Pittsburgh area.

How to Sell a Viola

April 7th, 2017|Categories: General Viola|Tags: , , |

With the end of the school year coming soon, you may be wondering how to sell your viola. Whether you are trying to sell your viola at a store, online, or trading it in, you want to make sure you get the best price and deal with an

10 Great Online Resources for Violists

October 31st, 2016|Categories: General Viola|Tags: , |

Violists today are extremely lucky that most of the resources they could ever need can be found online. From sheet music to ordering a new bridge, the Internet has everything both the budding and professional violist needs. It is hard to imagine that only a few decades

Bartók Viola Concerto Review

October 24th, 2016|Categories: Music Reviews, Reviews|Tags: , , , |

Bartók’s Viola Concerto is an amazing piece and was actually left unfinished by the composer Béla Bartók. Only rough, handwritten scratches of the concerto were found after the composer’s death, but the concerto was eventually completed finished by his close

Violists Really Are the Smartest

October 17th, 2016|Categories: General Viola|Tags: , |

  No joke. This kid, Kwasi Enin, got into all eight Ivy League schools (that's Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania, Yale...wow!) along with several other universities. Not only does he have an impressive academic track record (2250 on his SATs and 11 Advanced Placement courses), but

Top 10 Best Viola Colleges

October 14th, 2016|Categories: General Viola, Reviews|Tags: , , |

College application season is ramping up quickly and we here at Viola Central want to make sure that you know which colleges are the best for viola performance. Choosing the right viola college is an important step that can shape your career forever, so we've compiled a list

Cecilio CVA-400 Viola Review

September 6th, 2016|Categories: Product Reviews, Reviews|Tags: , |

Cecilio violas are one of the most well-known beginner viola brands and consistently our #1 rated beginner viola brand. The Cecilio CVA-400 in particular is our recommended viola for new violists because of the quality of the instrument and the value of the traditional outfit. While one

The Week in Violas – 9/4

September 5th, 2016|Categories: Weekly Updates|Tags: , |

We hope you are all having a wonderful Labor Day weekend. The weather here in Pittsburgh has finally cooled down a bit so we can finally enjoy being outside for all the bbqs. Below is our viola news of the week. 11 Airlines are Viola-Approved The International

Budgeting for a Viola

August 16th, 2016|Categories: General Viola|Tags: , |

Violas are expensive, there's no denying that. Even if you are renting a viola, the monthly bills add up quickly. In order to help you budget for a viola, we have laid a basic guide to make sure you are making the most of your money and can

This Week in Violas – August 14

August 14th, 2016|Categories: Weekly Updates|Tags: |

Continuing on with our "This Week in Violas" series, we have several interesting viola tidbits to share.   British Airways Denies Cello Entry Due to Visa Requirement We've covered carrying your viola with you on flights before, but this takes that discussion to a whole new level. British

The 10 Worst Things About Playing Viola

August 11th, 2016|Categories: General Viola|Tags: |

Considering taking up the viola this year? Think again. Classic FM did a great job summarizing why playing the viola might not be the best choice for you. Violists are often tormented because no one understands why they exist. It's certainly an existential crisis for many violists.