Viola: Neglected No Longer

April 13th, 2016|Categories: Spotlight|Tags: |

Finally the viola gets to shine! BBC interviewed Brett Dean, former member of the Berlin Philharmonic's viola section, about why he likes the viola and how it has taken a prominent role on-stage in orchestras around the world. As more of a promo for his Viola Concerto

Yuri Bashmet – the Sexiest Violist Alive

January 5th, 2016|Categories: Spotlight|Tags: , , , |

Name: Yuri Bashmet Instrument: Viola (Paolo Testore - 1758) Born: 1953 Fun Fact: "One of his early PR pictures had him naked in bed with nothing but his instrument to protect his modesty" - Sinfini No other violist has made the instrument quite as sexy for audiences, composers, and