AVS Festival

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!

Platinum Sponsor:
William Harris Lee and Co.

Gold Sponsor:
Carriage House Violins

Silver Sponsor:
Schwob School of Music, Columbus State University

Bronze Sponsors:
Atlanta Violins
Beau Vinci Violins
Pirastro GmbH
Robertson & Sons Violin Shop
Ronald Sachs Violins
The ArcRest
V. Richelieu Violas

Virtual Sponsors:
Connolly Music/Thomastik-Infeld
DePaul University School of Music

2024 AVS Festival & Primrose International Viola Competition

June 2024 (dates TBA)
The Colburn School, Los Angeles, CA

Mark your calendars now for our second joint AVS Festival & Primrose Competition!

The AVS is thrilled to co-present the 2024 AVS Festival & Primrose International Viola Competition in partnership with the Colburn School in downtown Los Angeles, CA. We are currently in the planning stages for an exciting June 2024 event, and we hope you’ll plan to join us!

Calls for participation (presentation and performance proposals and AVS competition guidelines) will be available in early Fall 2023. Please stay tuned!