2022 AVS Festival & 47th International Viola Congress
June 1-5, 2022
Schwob School of Music, Columbus State University, Georgia, USA
The American Viola Society (AVS) hosted the 2022 AVS Festival & 47th International Viola Congress (IVC) at the Schwob School of Music, Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia, USA on June 1-5, 2022. This event welcomed violists from across the globe as a community for the first time since 2019, and featured nearly 100 performances and presentations, as well as exhibits, AVS competitions, a Mass Viola Ensemble commission premiere, an Exhibition of Modern Violas and Bows, and much more.
Signature artists featured in evening performances were Kim Kashkashian and Timothy Ridout, and additional featured artists were 2021 Primrose Competition winner Natalie Loughran, and Isabel Hagen. Our Festival & Congress dedicatee was Manuel Díaz, and our featured composer was Sakari Dixon Vanderveer.
This was also our first hybrid event, featuring both in-person and fully virtual performers and attendees. All in-person content was recorded and is available on demand to all attendees through September 5. Please visit the 2022 AVS Festival & 47th IVC website for more information.
Many thanks to our 2022 Festival & Congress Sponsors!
William Harris Lee and Co.
Carriage House Violins
Schwob School of Music, Columbus State University
Beau Vinci Violins
Robertson & Sons Violin Shop
Ronald Sachs Violins
V. Richelieu Violas
DePaul University School of Music