Archive for the ‘E-News’ Category
NPR posted an article on a violist who was admitted to all Ivy League schools. Check it out at NPR.
Don’t forget to check out the OVS Competition this Saturday, April 5, at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Email Professor Peter Slowik for more information.
The American Viola Society Primrose Festival
June 12–14, 2014
Registration is now open for the American Viola Society’s Primrose Festival, celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the Primrose Competition. The festival will take place June 12–14, 2014, at the illustrious Colburn School in downtown Los Angeles, California. Held in conjunction with the 14th Primrose International Viola Competition (PIVC), the festival will offer a diverse array of presentations and workshops focused on viola repertoire, pedagogy, technique, entrepreneurship, and health and wellness. Recitals will present past winners of the Primrose Competition, established artists, and rising viola stars of tomorrow. Participants can also expect to visit with exhibitors from around the world.
The Festival coincides with the semifinal and final rounds of the Primrose International Viola Competition, and registration includes admission to the competition.
For more information on registration, lodging, and the daily schedule, please visit: http://primrosecompetition.
The Primrose International Viola Competition
June 8–14, 2014
Thirty quarterfinalists representing the countries of Australia, Canada, China, France, Japan, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United States have been invited to compete for awards at the 14th Primrose International Viola Competition, one of the most renowned string instrument competitions in the world. All rounds are open to the public, and audiences can expect to hear a broad survey of the viola repertoire. And for those who cannot attend in person, the PIVC is proud to continue its technological tradition by providing live streaming video in high definition for all rounds.
The semifinal recital round includes the world premiere of Aldonza for viola and orchestral reduction by Puerto Rican composer Christian Colberg. The chamber music component consists of the first movement of Mozart’s Kegelstatt Trio with Los Angeles Philharmonic clarinetist Michele Zukovsky. For the concerto round, all finalists will perform with chamber orchestra.
Opening ceremonies and the quarterfinalists’ drawing of lots are held Sunday, June 8 at 6:00 p.m. PDT. Competition performance rounds beginMonday, June 9 at 9:30 a.m. PDT. The 35th Anniversary Festival begins Thursday, June 12 at 12:00 p.m. PDT.
Check out board member Michael Kimber’s CD “Music for Viola 2,” a collaboration with Marcin Murawski, Marek Siwka & Chamber Orchestra Concertino. You can find the CD at http://www.acteprealable.com/.
Applications due by December 1 for the 3rd Tokyo International Viola Competition. More info at tivc.jp.
Looking for a new instrument? Purchase a ticket for the Mondomusica NYC event from April 10-12, 2014 at 82 Mercer in Manhattan. Email Samantha@sallyfischerpr.com for more information.
Full scholarships are available for the Talis Festival, a new festival in Switzerland. Visit www.talisfestival.com for more information.
El Paso Symphony Orchestra will be holding viola auditions on Sunday, May 14, 2014. For more information go to www.epso.org
Check out this article on Richard Young of the Vermeer Quartet!
The South Georgia String Project at VSU is currently seeking graduate assistant candidates for the 2014-2015 school year. We have 3-4 openings for string players who would teach in the SGSP and play in the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra. GTAs receive stipends up to $8,000 in addition to a tuition waiver for the masters in music performance degree program.
The last day to audition live or by video submission is April 5.