2022 Recording Project

The American Viola Society is excited to announce the creation of a recording label. This label will be a vehicle for AVS members to present and produce professional recordings sponsored by the AVS.

In June of 2021, we announced a call for submissions to participate in our inaugural album of works for solo viola and works for viola and piano that draw from repertoire by underrepresented composers. The AVS Underrepresented Composer Database serves as a resource for researching these works. We anticipate releasing this first album in January of 2023. We plan to announce another call in Summer of 2022.

We received many high quality submissions in our first call. The selected performers and repertoire for the album are listed below.

Accepted Submissions

Avs Underrepresented Poster

Viola do Céu                                                                                                                                        Lycia de Biase Bidart (1910-1991)

Fabio Saggin, viola

Lachrymae                                                                                                                                                     Tigran Mansurian (b. 1939)

Talla Rouge Duo: Talla Rouge & Lauren Spaulding

Lamentation for Viola and Piano                                                                                                            Jeanne Behrend (1911-1988)

Jacob Adams, viola & Paul Lee, piano


Convergence for Viola and Piano                                                                                                                Andrea Clearfield (b. 1960)

Sheila Browne, viola & Julie Nishimura, piano

Rhapsody No. 1                                                                                                                                                Jesse Montgomery (b. 1981)

Alyssa Warcup, viola

Fantasy for Solo Viola                                                                                                                                  Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (b. 1939)

Mary Moran, viola


Improviso para Viola Solo                                                                                                                                   Olivier Toni (1926-2017)

Rafael Videira, viola


Varsha वर्षा (Rain)                                                                                                                                                    Reena Esmail (b. 1983)

Vijay Chalasani, viola


Blue/s Forms                                                                                                                                  Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson (1932-2004)

  1. Plain Blues
  2. Just Blue/s
  3. Jettin’ Blue/s

Christopher Jenkins, viola