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Kia ora and welcome to the 44th International Viola Congress schedule! The 44th IVC was held from September 1-5, 2017 in Wellington, New Zealand. To view our programme online, please click here. For more information visit our website or contact IVCWgtn2017@gmail.com.

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Friday, September 1
 

09:00 NZST

Soundcheck for Afternoon Concert: Ensemble della Piattellina
MUSIC FROM ITALY
St Andrew’s on the Terrace, Wellington, NZ

Ensemble della Piattellina
Žilvinas Brazauskas, clarinet; Irene Kim, piano; Benjamin Hoffman, violin;
Dorotea Vismara, viola; Natania Hoffman, cello

Paolo Renosto (1935-1988)
Players for Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Cello and Piano

Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805)
Sonata in c minor for Two Cellos G2, on Viola and Cello
Adagio, Allegro, Allegretto

Luciano Berio (1925-2003)
Duets for Two Violins, on Violin and Viola
ANNIE (Neuburger), IGOR (Stravinsky),  BÉLA (Bartók), FIAMMA (Nicolodi), ALFREDO (Fiorenzani), VALERIO (Adami), MAJA (Pliseckaja), VINKO (Globokar), HENRI (Pousser)

Giulio Roberti (1829-1891)
Piano Quartet
Adagio-allegro- adagio, Scherzo-allegro vivace, Largo cantabile, Prestissimo

Riccardo Eugenio Drigo (1846-1930)
Meditation for Viola, Cello and Piano

Salvatore Sciarrino (born 1947)
Centauro marino for Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Cello and Piano

Performers
avatar for Žilvinas Brazauskas

Žilvinas Brazauskas

Clarinet, Ensemble della Piatellina
Žilvinas Brazauskas has won numerous national and international competitions and prizes, including the A.Mravinskycompetition (St. Petersburg), Jeunesses International Music Competition (Bucharest), F. Mendelssohn – BartholdyHochschulwettbewerb (Berlin), DAAD prize for Distinguished... Read More →
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Benjamin Hoffman

Violin, Ensemble della Piatellina
Violinist Benjamin Hoffman has been heard across Asia, Europe, and the US, where he has given countless performances asa soloist, chamber musician and orchestral leader. He has performed alongside artists such as Ani Kavafian, David Shifrin,Peter Frankl, Wolfram Christ, Jorja Fleezanis... Read More →
avatar for Natania Hoffman

Natania Hoffman

Cello, Ensemble della Piatellina
Cellist Natania Hoffman has toured Europe, the USA, China, and India as a chamber musician with a variety of ensembles. Highlights of the past season include performing in in the “Flagey” festival in Belgium and in the National Center for Performing arts in Mumbai, alongside artists... Read More →
avatar for Irene Kim

Irene Kim

Piano, Ensemble della Piatellina
Pianist Irene Kim’s performances have been heard across North America and Europe in recitals and with the Washington Youth Orchestra, Los Angeles Korean Chamber Orchestra, Rio Hondo Symphony, Southwestern Youth Music Festival Orchestra, and the Young Musicians Foundation Orchestra... Read More →
avatar for Dorotea Vismara

Dorotea Vismara

43rd International Viola Congress and Cosenza Conservatory
Violist Dorotea Vismara has performed in Europe, China, North and South America with the chamber ensembles Onibatan, Leonore Quartet and Gruppo Bruno Maderna. She has also played in chamber ensembles with musicians such as Stanley Dodds, Gao Ping, Deborah Hoffman, Timothy Lees, Monika... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Hannah Neman

Hannah Neman

Stage Manager, 44th IVC
Hailing from St. Petersburg, Florida, Hannah Neman is a classically-trained timpani and percussion performer, music educator, and performance scholar. In 2016, Miss Neman completed a Master of Music in Percussion Performance at the Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music (NZSM) a... Read More →


Friday September 1, 2017 09:00 - 10:30 NZST
St Andrew's on The Terrace 30 The Terrace

09:00 NZST

Congress Internship Meeting
Friday September 1, 2017 09:00 - 12:00 NZST
St Andrew's on The Terrace 30 The Terrace

09:00 NZST

Registration
Friday September 1, 2017 09:00 - 12:00 NZST
St Andrew's on The Terrace 30 The Terrace

10:30 NZST

Soundcheck for Pandolfis Consort
ADORATION 

Nicholas Spanos, countertenor
Anna Śliwa  violin and viola da braccio 
Elżbieta Sajka-Bachler, viola da braccio and violetta 
Günter Schagerl, cello 
Hermann Platzer, theorbo 

Giovanni Felice Sances (1600-1679)
Stabat mater for voice, two violas da braccio and basso continuo (arrang.: Jacek Sajka, 2012) 

Theodor Schwartzkopff (1659-1732)
Chaconna from „Piéces a tre Viola di gamba“ version for violin, viola da braccio, violoncello and teorbo 

Stanisław Sylwester Szarzyński (1670-1713)
Motett „Jesu spes mea“ 

Rupert Ignaz Franz Mayr (1646-1712)
Sacri Concerti op. 3 “Beati omnes” for voice, viola da braccio and basso continuo 

Johann Heinrich Schmelzer (1620-1680)
Sonata variata 

Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
„Si dolce e´il tormento“ for voice, two violas da braccio and basso continuo (arrang.: Jacek Sajka 2012) 

Akos Banlaky (* 1966)
Air for violetta and cello 

Stanley Grill (*1953)
Two Love Songs for voice, viola da braccio, cello and teorbo (2015, text: Heinrich Heine; World Premiere) In deinen blauen Augen Ich wandle unter Blumen 

Johann Joseph Fux (1660-1741)
Canon for two violas da braccio and basso continuo Allegro-Adagio-Allegro 

Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759) 
Aria „Tis Haevens`s all ruling“ from the Oratorium „Jephtha” HWV 70 (arrang.: Nicholas Spanos 2016)

Performers
avatar for Hermann Platzer

Hermann Platzer

Hermann Platzer studied classical guitar at the Musikuniversität Wien (where he took his teaching certificate exam in 1984 with distinction), following which he studied composition with Kurt Schwertsik, and, parallel, church music at the Diocesan Conservatory of the Archdiocese of... Read More →
avatar for Elzbieta Sajka-Bachler

Elzbieta Sajka-Bachler

Baroque violist and Found/Director, Pandolfis Consort
Elzbieta Sajka-Bachler was born in Kraków and is a graduate of Kraków Academy of Music. While still a student she substituted with Kraków Radio Symphony Orchestra. Elzbieta Sajka-Bachler also studied viola d’amore at the University of Music and the Performing Arts in Vienna... Read More →
avatar for Günter Schagerl

Günter Schagerl

Günter Schagerl studied concert violoncello from 1982 to 1989 at the Konservatorium der Stadt Wien with Professor Josef Luitz. After successfully completing his degree examinations he took part in a master course given by Miloš Mlejnik. He has developed an interest in early music... Read More →
avatar for Anna Śliwa

Anna Śliwa

Anna Śliwa a violinist of manifold interests, an enthusiast of musical education of small children. She graduated from the Academy of Music in Krakow, having studied contemporary and baroque violin performance there. She specializes in solo and chamber music repertoire of old music... Read More →
avatar for Nicholas Spanos

Nicholas Spanos

Nicholas Spanos initially studied in Greece with Aris Christofellis. He subsequently continued his studies at the music faculty of the University of Maryland (USA) in the song studio of Linda Mabbs as a scholarship student of the Athens Society of the Friends of Music; at the same... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Hannah Neman

Hannah Neman

Stage Manager, 44th IVC
Hailing from St. Petersburg, Florida, Hannah Neman is a classically-trained timpani and percussion performer, music educator, and performance scholar. In 2016, Miss Neman completed a Master of Music in Percussion Performance at the Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music (NZSM) a... Read More →


Friday September 1, 2017 10:30 - 12:00 NZST
St Andrew's on The Terrace 30 The Terrace

12:00 NZST

Welcome to all delegates!
Presenters
avatar for Gillian Ansell

Gillian Ansell

Viola, Victoria University of Wellington
Gillian Ansell, born in Auckland, made her concerto debut as a violinist with the Auckland Philharmonia at the age of 16. At 19, an Associated Board Scholarship took her to the Royal College of Music in London for 3 years to study violin, viola and piano. She then won a German Academic... Read More →
avatar for Elyse Dalabakis

Elyse Dalabakis

Congress Manager, 44th IVC
Greek-American violist, Elyse Dalabakis, is a multifaceted musician, educator, arts advocate, and performance scholar who has earned a distinguished reputation as a solo, chamber, and orchestral musician across the USA and Australasia. Most recently, she completed a tour of New Zealand... Read More →
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Donald Maurice

Congress Co-Host, New Zealand School of Music
Professor Donald Maurice teaches viola and musicology at the New Zealand School of Music, has performed and recorded widely for over four decades, and was co-host of the 29th International Viola Congress in Wellington, the first to be held outside Europe and North America... Read More →


Friday September 1, 2017 12:00 - 12:15 NZST
St Andrew's on The Terrace 30 The Terrace

12:15 NZST

Walk to Pipitea Marae via Parliament grounds
Friday September 1, 2017 12:15 - 12:30 NZST
Pipitea Marae 55-59 Thorndon Quay, Pipitea, Wellington 6011

12:30 NZST

Pōwhiri - Māori Welcome
Viola Congress delegates will be led by the Mayor of Wellington, Justin Lester and the President of the International Viola Society, Carlos Maria Solare. Prof. Hon. Winnie Laban, Deputy-Vice Chancellor of Victoria University, will then be the final speaker for the manuhiri. Their speeches will be followed by waiata sung by Renée Maurice. After the formalities have concluded the Deseret Quartet from Brigham Young University will perform Ethan Wickman’s Namasté as a musical offering to the Pipitea Marae. The literal meaning of the Nepali greeting "namasté" is "I bow to you." A broader understanding signifies a profound acknowledgement between two people that suggests: "the divine within me salutes the divine within you.

For to learn more about the Pōwhiri, please visit Tourism New Zealand's website.

Friday September 1, 2017 12:30 - 14:30 NZST
Pipitea Marae 55-59 Thorndon Quay, Pipitea, Wellington 6011

15:30 NZST

Afternoon Concert: Ensemble della Piattellina

For tickets, please arrive early for door sales (cash only).

MUSIC FROM ITALY
September 1, 3.30pm, St Andrew’s on the Terrace, Wellington, NZ

Ensemble della Piattellina
Žilvinas Brazauskas, clarinet; Irene Kim, piano; Benjamin Hoffman, violin;
Dorotea Vismara, viola; Natania Hoffman, cello

Paolo Renosto (1935-1988)
Players for Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Cello and Piano

Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805)
Sonata in c minor for Two Cellos G2, on Viola and Cello
Adagio, Allegro, Allegretto

Luciano Berio (1925-2003)
Duets for Two Violins, on Violin and Viola
ANNIE (Neuburger), IGOR (Stravinsky),  BÉLA (Bartók), FIAMMA (Nicolodi), ALFREDO (Fiorenzani), VALERIO (Adami), MAJA (Pliseckaja), VINKO (Globokar), HENRI (Pousser)

Giulio Roberti (1829-1891)
Piano Quartet
Adagio-allegro- adagio, Scherzo-allegro vivace, Largo cantabile, Prestissimo

Riccardo Eugenio Drigo (1846-1930)
Meditation for Viola, Cello and Piano

Salvatore Sciarrino (born 1947)
Centauro marino for Clarinet, Violin, Viola, Cello and Piano


Performers
avatar for Žilvinas Brazauskas

Žilvinas Brazauskas

Clarinet, Ensemble della Piatellina
Žilvinas Brazauskas has won numerous national and international competitions and prizes, including the A.Mravinskycompetition (St. Petersburg), Jeunesses International Music Competition (Bucharest), F. Mendelssohn – BartholdyHochschulwettbewerb (Berlin), DAAD prize for Distinguished... Read More →
BH

Benjamin Hoffman

Violin, Ensemble della Piatellina
Violinist Benjamin Hoffman has been heard across Asia, Europe, and the US, where he has given countless performances asa soloist, chamber musician and orchestral leader. He has performed alongside artists such as Ani Kavafian, David Shifrin,Peter Frankl, Wolfram Christ, Jorja Fleezanis... Read More →
avatar for Natania Hoffman

Natania Hoffman

Cello, Ensemble della Piatellina
Cellist Natania Hoffman has toured Europe, the USA, China, and India as a chamber musician with a variety of ensembles. Highlights of the past season include performing in in the “Flagey” festival in Belgium and in the National Center for Performing arts in Mumbai, alongside artists... Read More →
avatar for Irene Kim

Irene Kim

Piano, Ensemble della Piatellina
Pianist Irene Kim’s performances have been heard across North America and Europe in recitals and with the Washington Youth Orchestra, Los Angeles Korean Chamber Orchestra, Rio Hondo Symphony, Southwestern Youth Music Festival Orchestra, and the Young Musicians Foundation Orchestra... Read More →
avatar for Dorotea Vismara

Dorotea Vismara

43rd International Viola Congress and Cosenza Conservatory
Violist Dorotea Vismara has performed in Europe, China, North and South America with the chamber ensembles Onibatan, Leonore Quartet and Gruppo Bruno Maderna. She has also played in chamber ensembles with musicians such as Stanley Dodds, Gao Ping, Deborah Hoffman, Timothy Lees, Monika... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Hannah Neman

Hannah Neman

Stage Manager, 44th IVC
Hailing from St. Petersburg, Florida, Hannah Neman is a classically-trained timpani and percussion performer, music educator, and performance scholar. In 2016, Miss Neman completed a Master of Music in Percussion Performance at the Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music (NZSM) a... Read More →

Congress Interns


Friday September 1, 2017 15:30 - 16:45 NZST
St Andrew's on The Terrace 30 The Terrace

17:00 NZST

Lecture: “Pitch bending: Secrets we can steal from horn players to improve intonation"
Horn players understand what it is like to be a middle voice, especially with intonation. By using simple exercises traditionally used by these brass players, we can improve our pitch at any stage of our careers. Come and explore efficient new exercises that will fine tune intonation to the highest level.

Noted by the Palm Beach Arts Paper for his “standout horn playing,” hornist Albert Houde is an accomplished freelance orchestral musician, performing across the eastern United States for nearly two decades. Mr. Houde has performed with the Baltimore Symphony, West Virginia Symphony, and Lancaster Symphony, among others; appeared as soloist with the Lancaster Symphony, Reading Symphony, and Allegro: The Chamber Orchestra of Lancaster; and teaches horn at Marietta College in Ohio.

Andrea Priester Houde is an American violist whose genuine love and dedication to her craft can be seen in performances around the world and in the unique environment of her teaching studio. Ms. Houde is Assistant Professor of Viola at West Virginia University, violist of the WVU Chamber Players and serves on the artist faculty of the Interlochen Arts Camp and Master Players Music Festival and is a board member of the American Viola Society.

Performers
avatar for Albert Houde

Albert Houde

French Horn
Noted by the Palm Beach Arts Paper for his “standout horn playing,” hornist Albert Houde is an accomplished freelance orchestral musician, performing across the eastern United States for nearly two decades. Mr. Houde has performed with the Baltimore Symphony, West Virginia... Read More →
avatar for Andrea Houde

Andrea Houde

Associate Professor of Viola, West Virginia University School of Music
Andrea Priester Houde is an American violist whose genuine love and dedication to her craft can be seen in performances around the world and in the unique environment of her teaching studio. Ms. Houde is Assistant Professor of Viola at West Virginia University, violist of the... Read More →

Congress Interns
avatar for Caroline Norman

Caroline Norman

University of Auckland

Friday September 1, 2017 17:00 - 17:50 NZST
St Andrew's on The Terrace (Conference Room)

17:00 NZST

Lecture Recital: "Contemporary New Zealand works for voice and viola"
The viola and female singer have many similarities of range, timbre and technical approaches. However, despite the viola being the closest instrument in register tothe human voice, very few works have been written specifically for singer and viola except in the context of larger ensembles. Recently, though, there has been growing interest by NZ composers in exploiting the possibilities of this unusual combination. In this lecture recital, sisters violist Sophia Acheson and mezzo-soprano Helen Acheson will discuss the parallels between the viola and voice and demonstrate ways in which a selection of mostly contemporary NZ composers write for the two complementary timbres. In some works, the viola becomes a bassline, in others, the two parts are seamlessly interweaving in a similar pitch range, in others the differences of timbres are clearly exploited (sul pont tremolo against shouting). Sometimes the singer has words, other times open vowels to mimic the viola tone.This selection of works is intended to show the possibilities of the singer and violistas a duo and the types of writing for the combination in NZ.

Sophia Acheson, from Christchurch, NZ, studied performance viola in Wellington where she graduated with first class honours. She was then invited to study in Barcelona with Ashan Pillai, violist with Pinchas Zukerman Chamber Players, and was subsequently  awarded scholarships to study with Donald McInnes at the University of Southern California and later with Roger Myers at the University of Texas at Austin. During this period she furthered an interest in early music, learning the viola d'amore and viola da gamba, performing solo in the US at Berkeley and Evanston, and since her return to NZ, in Auckland. 

Since 2012, Sophia has enjoyed  working as a freelance musician with the Auckland Philharmonia, Auckland Chamber Orchestra, Bach Musica and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, until her appointment in 2014 as principal violist of Orchestra Wellington. Apart from orchestral work, Sophiais also keen to continue her interest in chamber music with Toru, a harp, flute and viola trio, and Kiwa String Quartet.



Helen Acheson (mezzo soprano) sings in ensembles including Voices (the NewZealand Chamber Choir) and a professional vocal quartet. As a soloist, she has aparticular interest in contemporary repertoire and her most recent roles have beenin Eve de Castro Robinson’s opera Len Lye, and Chris Adams’s River Lavalle.

Performers
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Helen Acheson

Helen Acheson (mezzo soprano) sings in ensembles including Voices (the New Zealand Chamber Choir) and a professional vocal quartet. As a soloist, she has a particular interest in contemporary repertoire and her most recent roles have been in Eve de Castro Robinson’s opera Len... Read More →
avatar for Sophia Acheson

Sophia Acheson

Principal Viola, Orchestra Wellington
Sophia Acheson, from Christchurch, NZ, studied performance viola in Wellington where she graduated with first class honours. She was then invited to study in Barcelona with Ashan Pillai, violist with Pinchas Zukerman Chamber Players, and was subsequently  awarded scholarships to... Read More →

Congress Interns

Friday September 1, 2017 17:00 - 17:50 NZST
St Andrew's on The Terrace (Hall)

17:00 NZST

Masterclass: Roger Benedict
Katie Brown (USA): Orchestral excerpts
Grant Baker (NZ): Rebecca Clarke – Sonata

Performers
GB

Grant Baker

Viola 1, Mozart String Quintet in C major
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Katie Brown

Masters student and violist, University of Rochester Eastman School of Music
Kathryn Brown is a first year graduate student studying Viola Performance and Music Education at the Eastman School of Music. She studies viola with George Taylor. Kathryn received her degree in Music Education from Illinois State University (ISU) where she studied viola with Dr... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Roger Benedict

Roger Benedict

Senior Lecturer and Principal Viola, Sydney Conservatorium for Music and Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Roger Benedict’s career encompasses work as a conductor, soloist, orchestral player, chamber musician and teacher. He is principal viola of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Artistic Director of the orchestra’s Fellowship Program, and a senior lecturer at the Sydney Conservatorium. Prior... Read More →

Congress Interns

Friday September 1, 2017 17:00 - 17:50 NZST
St Andrew's on The Terrace 30 The Terrace

18:00 NZST

Lecture: "Teaching Alternative Styles on Viola: Learning Everything by Ear"
Bring your instrument! When was the last time you learned a melody or harmony without music? Developing the ear to assimilate new material quickly isimperative to successful ventures in alternative styles. This workshop will first show how one can successfully tailor a fiddle tune to the viola, and then a tune will be taught to the entire group. After this session, you will have internalized a melody, harmony, rhythmic support, and ornamentation to a traditional Celtictune!

Violist, conductor, arranger, and devoted pedagogue, Dr. Christopher Luther has established himself as a gifted performer and teacher through his diverse musical background and ability to reach and inspire youth. As a performer, Dr. Luther has been a featured soloist on National Public Radio, and KUSC, along with televised performances on PBS. Within the last year, and outside of the USA, Dr. Luther has performed and given master classes in Mexico, Taiwan,Germany and Austria. Other areas of expertise include alternative styles and improvisation, health and wellness for musicians, along with entrepreneurship. Full and part-time academic positions have included Pepperdine University in California, and the University of Northern Colorado. Roger Myers and Donald McInnes were his principal viola teachers.

Performers
avatar for Christopher Luther

Christopher Luther

Assistant Professor of Music, University of Nothern Colorado
Violist, conductor, arranger, and devoted pedagogue, Dr. Christopher Luther has established himself as a gifted performer and teacher through his diverse musical background and ability to reach and inspire youth. As a performer, Dr. Luther has been a featured soloist on National... Read More →

Congress Interns
avatar for Caroline Norman

Caroline Norman

University of Auckland

Friday September 1, 2017 18:00 - 18:25 NZST
St Andrew's on The Terrace (Hall)

18:30 NZST

Dinner break - self catered
Friday September 1, 2017 18:30 - 20:00 NZST
Self catered meals

20:00 NZST

Evening Concert: Pandolfis Consort & Toru

For tickets, please arrive 30 minutes early for door sales (cash only).

ADORATION

Nicholas Spanos, countertenor
Anna Śliwa  violin and viola da braccio
Elżbieta Sajka-Bachler, viola da braccio and violetta
Günter Schagerl, cello
Hermann Platzer, theorbo

Giovanni Felice Sances (1600-1679)
Stabat mater for voice, two violas da braccio and basso continuo (arrang.: Jacek Sajka, 2012)

Theodor Schwartzkopff (1659-1732)
Chaconna from „Piéces a tre Viola di gamba“ version for violin, viola da braccio, violoncello and teorbo

Stanisław Sylwester Szarzyński (1670-1713)
Motett „Jesu spes mea“

Rupert Ignaz Franz Mayr (1646-1712)
Sacri Concerti op. 3 “Beati omnes” for voice, viola da braccio and basso continuo

Johann Heinrich Schmelzer (1620-1680)
Sonata variata

Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
„Si dolce e´il tormento“ for voice, two violas da braccio and basso continuo (arrang.: Jacek Sajka 2012)

Akos Banlaky (* 1966)
Air for violetta and cello

Stanley Grill (*1953)
Two Love Songs for voice, viola da braccio, cello and teorbo (2015, text: Heinrich Heine; World Premiere) In deinen blauen Augen Ich wandle unter Blumen

Johann Joseph Fux (1660-1741)
Canon for two violas da braccio and basso continuo Allegro-Adagio-Allegro

Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759)
Aria „Tis Haevens`s all ruling“ from the Oratorium „Jephtha” HWV 70 (arrang.: Nicholas Spanos 2016)

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TORU

Sophia Acheson, viola
Ingrid Bauer, harp

Arnold Bax (1883 - 1953)
Phantasy Sonata for Viola and harp



Performers
avatar for Sophia Acheson

Sophia Acheson

Principal Viola, Orchestra Wellington
Sophia Acheson, from Christchurch, NZ, studied performance viola in Wellington where she graduated with first class honours. She was then invited to study in Barcelona with Ashan Pillai, violist with Pinchas Zukerman Chamber Players, and was subsequently  awarded scholarships to... Read More →
avatar for Ingrid Bauer

Ingrid Bauer

Acclaimed harpist Ingrid Bauer has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in seven countries. Highlights include performances at the 2014 Huntington Estate Music Festival with Emma Matthews and the Amaryllis Quartet; playing at the 2009 Noosa Long Weekend festival with James... Read More →
avatar for Hermann Platzer

Hermann Platzer

Hermann Platzer studied classical guitar at the Musikuniversität Wien (where he took his teaching certificate exam in 1984 with distinction), following which he studied composition with Kurt Schwertsik, and, parallel, church music at the Diocesan Conservatory of the Archdiocese of... Read More →
avatar for Elzbieta Sajka-Bachler

Elzbieta Sajka-Bachler

Baroque violist and Found/Director, Pandolfis Consort
Elzbieta Sajka-Bachler was born in Kraków and is a graduate of Kraków Academy of Music. While still a student she substituted with Kraków Radio Symphony Orchestra. Elzbieta Sajka-Bachler also studied viola d’amore at the University of Music and the Performing Arts in Vienna... Read More →
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Günter Schagerl

Günter Schagerl studied concert violoncello from 1982 to 1989 at the Konservatorium der Stadt Wien with Professor Josef Luitz. After successfully completing his degree examinations he took part in a master course given by Miloš Mlejnik. He has developed an interest in early music... Read More →
avatar for Anna Śliwa

Anna Śliwa

Anna Śliwa a violinist of manifold interests, an enthusiast of musical education of small children. She graduated from the Academy of Music in Krakow, having studied contemporary and baroque violin performance there. She specializes in solo and chamber music repertoire of old music... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Hannah Neman

Hannah Neman

Stage Manager, 44th IVC
Hailing from St. Petersburg, Florida, Hannah Neman is a classically-trained timpani and percussion performer, music educator, and performance scholar. In 2016, Miss Neman completed a Master of Music in Percussion Performance at the Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music (NZSM) a... Read More →

Congress Interns
avatar for Alexa Sanbgin Thomson

Alexa Sanbgin Thomson

Brown Fellowship Scholar, Rice University, Shepherd School of Music
Alexa Sangbin Thomson, (NZ/USA), is currently pursuing her Master of Music degree at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music in Houston, Texas. She completed her Bachelor of Music with first-class Honours at the New Zealand School of Music in 2014, and the following year completed... Read More →


Friday September 1, 2017 20:00 - 22:00 NZST
St Andrew's on The Terrace 30 The Terrace

22:00 NZST

Cafe Viola
Cafe Viola: 10pm until late every night!

Friday September 1, 2017 22:00 - Saturday September 2, 2017 01:00 NZST
The Old Bailey Cnr Lambton Quay And Ballance Street 101 Lambton Quay, Wellington, Lambton 6011
 
Saturday, September 2
 

08:00 NZST

Massed Viola Ensemble Rehearsal
MASSED VIOLA ORCHESTRA
“A Tribute to Michael Kimber”
Conducted by Marcin Murawski

Reflection
Viola Fight Song
La Folia
Two Pieces in Spanish Style
Traveling Music
Three Little Quirky Pieces
I Am Lost Without My Beautiful Viola
Violist on the March
Knoxville: Autumn of 2013


Violists of all levels are invited and encouraged to participate - it will be
great fun!! Music will be issued at the first rehearsal.

Rehearsals: Sept. 2, 3 and 4 from 8-9am and Sept. 5 from 4-5pm
Contact IVCWgtn2017@gmail.com

Presenters
avatar for Marcin Murawski

Marcin Murawski

professor of viola, Academy of Music in Poznań, Poland
Marcin Murawski (born 29 October 1974 in Poznań) studied viola at the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Music Academy in Poznan with his father, professor Andrzej Murawski, graduating with distinction in 1998. Further studies were with Claus Myrup in Aarhus, Denmark. He subsequently earned his doctorate and post-doctorate habilitation, between... Read More →
avatar for Hannah Neman

Hannah Neman

Stage Manager, 44th IVC
Hailing from St. Petersburg, Florida, Hannah Neman is a classically-trained timpani and percussion performer, music educator, and performance scholar. In 2016, Miss Neman completed a Master of Music in Percussion Performance at the Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music (NZSM) a... Read More →


Saturday September 2, 2017 08:00 - 09:20 NZST
Alan MacDiarmid: AM 101 Kelburn, Wellington, 6021

09:00 NZST

Booth & Luthier Display
Presenters
avatar for Hannah Neman

Hannah Neman

Stage Manager, 44th IVC
Hailing from St. Petersburg, Florida, Hannah Neman is a classically-trained timpani and percussion performer, music educator, and performance scholar. In 2016, Miss Neman completed a Master of Music in Percussion Performance at the Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music (NZSM) a... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Rainer Beilharz

Rainer Beilharz

Violin Maker
DH

David Hume

Luthier, David Hume Amati Violins
I have more than 30 years experience as luthier in London including 17 years as Resident Luthier to the Royal College of Music. Before that member of the viola section London Symphony Orchestra and professor at the RCM. Main interests are setting up instruments keeping in mind individual... Read More →
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Noel Sweetman (Sweetman Luthier)

Luthier, Sweetmanluthiers
I am now a retired Luthier after 40 years making, restoring and repairing Violins, Viola's and Cello. My rural based workshop near Cambridge is now operated by my son Mark... I am here at the Viola Congress to partly represent Sebastion Lowe ( Kiwi living in Denmark )...Visual Anthropologist... Read More →
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Ken Martinson

Owner, Gems Music Publications
Kenneth Martinson is the owner of Gems Music Publications, a company devoted to promoting rare and previously out of  print or unpublished viola scores to help broaden the available viola repertoire. Gems Music Publications has won 4 Paul Revere Awards from the American Music Publishers... Read More →
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Andrew Metaxas

Violist and Luthier, Andrew Metaxas Strings
My specialisations: * Instrument set-ups for violins and violas. * Approaches and options to improve the tone and playability of violins, violas and 'cellos. * New instrument construction approaches, particularly for violas. * Restoration and repairs for bowed string instruments... Read More →
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SOUNZ Centre for NZ Music

SOUNZ, the Centre for New Zealand Music provides and promotes music by New Zealand composers.
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Kae Sato-Goodsell

Viola (ONLY) Luthier, Goodsell Violas
Specialised in small-mid sized comfortable violas of 15-16inch. 15inch viola video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPgUL4CYIjs https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnk4UGCuRahEOhMLNt1D1yg My teacher is Michael Darnton in Chicago, a well respected and experienced luthier... Read More →
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Hugh Withycombe

Director, Hugh Withycombe Maker
Full time professional maker with a special interest in viola sound. I enjoy combining traditional techniques with modern innovations to create quality instruments full of character, power and responsiveness


Saturday September 2, 2017 09:00 - 11:00 NZST
Alan MacDiarmid: AM 102-104 Kelburn, Wellington 6012

09:30 NZST

Student Lecture: "Dancing with Death: Shostakovich and Bartok's Last Viola Works"
The solo viola works of Bartók and Shostakovich stand out in the viola repertoire because of their deep, enigmatic intimacy to which both of the composers have created with each piece. Although both composers were approached with a commission to write solo viola pieces, they still pour their inner most experiences into the works. The viola becomes a unique voice for both Bartók and Shostakovich to speak through.

Currently, Natalie Stepaniak studies at University of Northern Colorado under the instruction and mentorship of Dr. Christopher Luther. This is her fourth year as an Undergraduate Music Performance student. She performs with the University Symphony orchestra and is a member of student string quartet. She participates in creative projects, including recording for different productions and working with student composers. She also reaches out to the community by donating her time at local high schools through leading sectionals, playing in the orchestras as a mentor, and giving free individual lessons to students.

Performers
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Natalie Stepaniak

Undergraduate student and violist, University of Northern Colorado
Currently, Natalie Stepaniak studies at University of Northern Colorado under the instruction and mentorship of Dr. Christopher Luther. This is her fourth year as an Undergraduate Music Performance student. She performs with the University Symphony orchestra and is a member of student... Read More →

Congress Interns
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Caroline Norman

University of Auckland

Saturday September 2, 2017 09:30 - 09:55 NZST
NZSM Room 209 New Zealand School of Music

10:00 NZST

Lecture: "Strength training and physical Wellness for String Players"
There are many benefits to strength training, but rarely are they connected to injury prevention and pain relief for string players. This session will show how simple it is to develop a meaningful strengthening routine that will alleviatepain and prevent injuries. Practical modalities of strength training will be demonstrated that do not require expensive, or heavy equipment. Attendees willcome away with specific exercises that target common areas of discomfort for string players including the neck, shoulders, arms and back.

Violist, conductor, arranger, and devoted pedagogue, Dr. Christopher Luther has established himself as a gifted performer and teacher through his diverse musical background and ability to reach and inspire youth. As a performer, Dr. Luther has been a featured soloist on National Public Radio, and KUSC, along with televised performances on PBS. Within the last year, and outside of the USA, Dr. Luther has performed and given master classes in Mexico, Taiwan,Germany and Austria. Other areas of expertise include alternative styles and improvisation, health and wellness for musicians, along with entrepreneurship. Full and part-time academic positions have included Pepperdine University in California, and the University of Northern Colorado. Roger Myers and Donald McInnes were his principal viola teachers.

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Christopher Luther

Assistant Professor of Music, University of Nothern Colorado
Violist, conductor, arranger, and devoted pedagogue, Dr. Christopher Luther has established himself as a gifted performer and teacher through his diverse musical background and ability to reach and inspire youth. As a performer, Dr. Luther has been a featured soloist on National... Read More →

Congress Interns

Saturday September 2, 2017 10:00 - 10:25 NZST
Alan MacDiarmid: AM 105 Kelburn, Wellington 6012

10:00 NZST

Lecture Recital: "Chamber Music for Oboe, Clarinet, Viola"

In the realm of classical trios, the combination of oboe, clarinet and viola is quite unusual. Although this grouping can present some practical challenges, it provides great expressive opportunities through its unique palette of timbres and wide dynamic range. This lecture-recital will explore the excellent works in the major repertoire for this group, including compositions by Randall Thompson, Alvin Etler, and violist Michael Kimber, in the hope that more violists will seek out this unexpected combination.

Repertoire to be selected from the following:

Randall Thompson: Suite for Oboe, Clarinet and Viola, 1941

I . Gaio

II. Adagio assai

III. Allegro

IV. Lento religioso

V. Grave - Allegretto

Alvin Etler: Sonata for Oboe Clarinet and Viola, 1945

I. Slow

II. Fast

III. Slow

IV. Fast

Michael Kimber: Three Armenian Impressions for Oboe, Clarinet and Viola, 2002

I. Gisherayin Yerazhtutiun (Night Music)

II. Aghachang (Supplication)

III. Tonakatarutiun (Celebration)


Violist Ames Asbell has performed in over 30 countries on five continents, in venues ranging from rock clubs to concert halls. She is currently Principal Viola of the Austin Opera orchestra, a member of the Austin Symphony, and performs regularly in the Arizona Musicfest and Victoria Bach Festival orchestras. As founding violist of the Tosca String Quartet, she is an active recording artist and a fixture in Austin’s vibrant classical crossover scene. A dedicated artist-teacher, she is currently Assistant Professor of Viola at Texas State University and founding director of the Texas State String Project.


Oboist Ian Davidson has appeared as soloist and chamber musician in thirty-two countries on six continents. He is Solo English Horn / Associate Principal Oboe of the Austin Symphony Orchestra and Principal Oboe of Austin Opera.  He serves as Fulbright Senior Specialist for the United States Department of State and is Regents’ and University Distinguished Professor at Texas State University.  A GRAMMY nominee, Dr. Davidson can be heard on numerous recordings with the Wild Basin Winds and films such as “SpyKids2” and “To The Wonder.” 

Dr. Davidson performs and records exclusively on Loree Oboes and English Horns.


Vanguel Tangarov performs as principal clarinet for the Austin Opera, Mid-Texas Symphony, and Victoria Symphony orchestras. Dr. Tangarov teaches as an Assistant Professor of Clarinet at Texas State University. Previously Dr. Tangarov taught at The Bulgarian National Academy of Music “Pantcho Vladiguerov” in Sofia; The Superior School of Music and Dance, Monterrey, Mexico; University of Texas at Austin; Texas Lutheran University, and Baylor University. Tangarov previously served as principal clarinet at Sofia Philharmonic, Bulgaria; Academia Chigiana Symphony, Siena, Italy; Jeunesses Musicales World Symphony, Berlin, Germany; and Monterrey Symphony in Mexico.

Vanguel Tangarov is a Buffet Crampon & Vandoren Performing Artist.


Performers
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Ames Asbell

Assistant Professor of Viola, Texas State University
Violist Ames Asbell has performed classical, tango, and popular music in over 30 countries around the world, in venues ranging from Carnegie Hall to universities to clubs. Active as a recording artist, her performances appear on Harmonia Mundi, Nonesuch, Sony, Naxos, Merge and a multitude... Read More →

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Ian Davidson

Oboist Ian Davidson has appeared as soloist and chamber musician in thirty-two countries on six continents. He is Solo English Horn / Associate Principal Oboe of the Austin Symphony Orchestra and Principal Oboe of Austin Opera.  He serves as Fulbright Senior Specialist for the United... Read More →
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Vanguel Tangarov

Assistant Professor of Clarinet, Texas State University
VANGUEL TANGAROV, CLARINET Vanguel Tangarov performs as principal clarinet for the Austin Opera, Mid-Texas Symphony, and Victoria Symphony orchestras. Dr. Tangarov teaches as an Assistant Professor of Clarinet at Texas State University. Previously Dr. Tangarov taught at The Bulgarian... Read More →

Congress Interns

Saturday September 2, 2017 10:00 - 10:50 NZST
Adam Concert Room New Zealand School of Music

11:00 NZST

Morning tea - catered
Saturday September 2, 2017 11:00 - 11:25 NZST
Alan MacDiarmid: AM 101 Kelburn, Wellington, 6021

11:00 NZST

Soundcheck for Midday Concert: Bach Family Recital
Bach Family Recital
Adam Concert Room, Victoria University, Wellington, NZ

Roger Myers - viola, Douglas Mews - harpsichord

CPE Bach (1714-1788)
Sonata in G minor for viola and harpsichord, W.88
Allegro moderato - Larghetto - Allegro assai

JJ Quantz (1697-1773)
Sonata in A minor for viola and continuo, QV 1:114
Amorèvole - Allegro di molto - Vivace
(New Zealand premiere)

JCF Bach (1732-1795)
Concerto for viola and harpsichordLarghetto cantabile

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JS Bach (1685-1750)
Ergieße dich reichlich, du göttliche Quelle
Aria from cantata BWV 5

WF Bach (1710-1784)
Sonata in C minor for viola and harpsichord
Adagio e mesto - Allegro non troppo - Allegro scherzando

Performers
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Douglas Mews

Douglas Mews studied organ and harpsichord with the late Anthony Jennings at Auckland University (New Zealand) followed by harpsichord studies with Bob van Asperen at the Royal Conservatory in the Hague. He is now a freelance musician, teaching at the New Zealand School of Music inWellington... Read More →
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Roger Myers

Professor of Viola, University of Texas at Austin
Roger Myers has presented critically acclaimed concerts on four continents including in Austria, Norway, Portugal, Scotland, China, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico and the USA. Roger is Professor of Viola and for 10 years served as Chairman of Strings at the University of Texas... Read More →

Presenters
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Hannah Neman

Stage Manager, 44th IVC
Hailing from St. Petersburg, Florida, Hannah Neman is a classically-trained timpani and percussion performer, music educator, and performance scholar. In 2016, Miss Neman completed a Master of Music in Percussion Performance at the Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music (NZSM) a... Read More →


Saturday September 2, 2017 11:00 - 11:30 NZST
Adam Concert Room New Zealand School of Music

11:30 NZST

Midday Concert: Bach Family Recital

For tickets, please arrive at least 30 minutes early for door sales (cash only).

Bach Family Recital

September 2 at 11.30am
Adam Concert Room, NZSM

Roger Myers - viola, Douglas Mews - harpsichord

CPE Bach (1714-1788)
Sonata in G minor for viola and harpsichord, W.88
Allegro moderato - Larghetto - Allegro assai

JJ Quantz (1697-1773)
Sonata in A minor for viola and continuo, QV 1:114
Amorèvole - Allegro di molto - Vivace
(New Zealand premiere)

JCF Bach (1732-1795)
Concerto for viola and harpsichord
Larghetto cantabile

++++++++++++

JS Bach (1685-1750)
Ergieße dich reichlich, du göttliche Quelle
Aria from cantata BWV 5

WF Bach (1710-1784)
Sonata in C minor for viola and harpsichord
Adagio e mesto - Allegro non troppo - Allegro scherzando


Performers
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Douglas Mews

Douglas Mews studied organ and harpsichord with the late Anthony Jennings at Auckland University (New Zealand) followed by harpsichord studies with Bob van Asperen at the Royal Conservatory in the Hague. He is now a freelance musician, teaching at the New Zealand School of Music inWellington... Read More →
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Roger Myers

Professor of Viola, University of Texas at Austin
Roger Myers has presented critically acclaimed concerts on four continents including in Austria, Norway, Portugal, Scotland, China, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico and the USA. Roger is Professor of Viola and for 10 years served as Chairman of Strings at the University of Texas... Read More →

Presenters
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Hannah Neman

Stage Manager, 44th IVC
Hailing from St. Petersburg, Florida, Hannah Neman is a classically-trained timpani and percussion performer, music educator, and performance scholar. In 2016, Miss Neman completed a Master of Music in Percussion Performance at the Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music (NZSM) a... Read More →

Congress Interns


Saturday September 2, 2017 11:30 - 12:30 NZST
Adam Concert Room New Zealand School of Music

12:45 NZST

Lunch break - Catered
Saturday September 2, 2017 12:45 - 13:30 NZST
Alan MacDiarmid: AM 101 Kelburn, Wellington, 6021

13:30 NZST

Lecture: "No Museum Pieces: A Practical Take to the Grande Sestetto Concertante"

The 1808 string sextet arrangement of Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante is a hidden gem with the potential to further performances of the original work. The reason it does not already hold a major place in our repertoire is the unusually difficult Cello I part, which is a product of a time when the virtuoso cellist was rising to prominence. This paper provides some practical solutions towards performing this work, while also suggesting that strict urtext editions may at times serve performing conditions of the past that do not remain relevant today – in other words: creating museum pieces. The research suggests that a hybrid of urtext and performing editions might provide both practical and intellectual benefits.

Andrew Filmer is a lecturer at Sunway University in his home country of Malaysia and a consultant for the Australian and New Zealand Viola Society, and was Editor of the Journal of the American Viola Society. He holds a PhD from the University of Otago, and a master’s degree in viola performance from Indiana University South Bend. He has articles published in JAVS, Arco, Stringendo, the ANZVS Journal and String Praxis, editions by Comus and AVS Publications, and presented papers at the Würzburg and Kraków congresses.

 



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Andrew Filmer

Lecturer, Sunway University
Andrew Filmer is a lecturer at Sunway University in his home country of Malaysia and a consultant for the Australian and New Zealand Viola Society, and was Editor of the Journal of the American Viola Society. He holds a PhD from the University of Otago, where he was a New Zealand... Read More →

Congress Interns
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Alexa Sanbgin Thomson

Brown Fellowship Scholar, Rice University, Shepherd School of Music
Alexa Sangbin Thomson, (NZ/USA), is currently pursuing her Master of Music degree at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music in Houston, Texas. She completed her Bachelor of Music with first-class Honours at the New Zealand School of Music in 2014, and the following year completed... Read More →

Saturday September 2, 2017 13:30 - 14:20 NZST
Laby: LB 118 Kelburn, Wellington 6012

13:30 NZST

Lecture Recital: "Duo Magic: Chamber Music in the private lesson"
Violists are the heart of chamber music. Viola duos are the perfect pedagogical tool to introduce concepts of effective chamber music playing while enhancinga student’s private lesson experience. This lecture recital will identify the pedagogical issues present, provide an organized list of repertoire addressing these needs, and perform selected pieces highlighting these techniques. Come and unlock the magic of what the viola duo can do for you.

Violist Ayn Balija shares her love of music through a diverse offering of performance and teaching. She is the Lecturer of Viola at the University of Virginia, principal violist of the Charlottesville Symphony Orchestra, violist of the Rivanna String Quartet and is on faculty for the Tennessee Governors School forthe Arts.

Andrea Priester Houde is an American violist whose genuine love and dedication to her craft can be seen in performances around the world and in the unique environment of her teaching studio. Ms. Houde is Assistant Professor of Viola at West Virginia University, violist of the WVU Chamber Players and serves on the artist faculty of the Interlochen Arts Camp and Master Players Music Festival and is a board member of the American Viola Society.

Performers
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Ayn Balija

Lecturer in Viola, University of Virginia
Violist Ayn Balija shares her love of music through a diverse offering of performance and teaching. She is the Lecturer of Viola at the University of Virginia, principal violist of the Charlottesville Symphony Orchestra, violist of the Rivanna String Quartet and is on faculty for... Read More →
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Andrea Houde

Associate Professor of Viola, West Virginia University School of Music
Andrea Priester Houde is an American violist whose genuine love and dedication to her craft can be seen in performances around the world and in the unique environment of her teaching studio. Ms. Houde is Assistant Professor of Viola at West Virginia University, violist of the... Read More →

Congress Interns
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Caroline Norman

University of Auckland

Saturday September 2, 2017 13:30 - 14:20 NZST
Adam Concert Room New Zealand School of Music

14:30 NZST

Lecture Recital: “The Viola Repertoire of Ferdinando Giorgetti: Hidden Virtuosity in Firenze”

In spite of the 19th century "drought" of viola composition, violinist-composer Ferdinando Giorgetti wrote an instructional method book for viola, culminating in a series of technically challenging duet caprices and a viola-piano sonata. This lecture-recital will illustrate the peculiar and wonderful motivations of Giorgetti's viola work, with performances of the little-known, original "Sei Studi" for viola and violoncello.

A diversified international artist, Dr. Alicia Valoti serves as Assistant Professor of Viola at Central Michigan University. She has performed in prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, Sala Lingotto in Turin, the Gomhouria Theater in Cairo and Liaocheng University in China as both a violist and pianist. Her current research and recordings have a focus on original 19th century Italian viola compositions prevailing from the Tuscan area. Amongst other projects, Dr. Valoti has also developed strong connections to South American countries, in particular Ecuador, in which she performs, teaches and recruits regularly.

Dr. Jamie Fiste is Associate Professor of Violoncello at Central Michigan University. He has been a prizewinner in the Rolland Competition, Cello Society Competition and the University of Illinois Concerto Competition, and was also a member of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra in Providence. ​Dr. Fiste studied with Laurien Laufman and Karen Buranskas and participated in master classes with Janos Starker and Fritz Magg.


Performers
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Alicia Valoti

Assistant Professor of Viola, Central Michigan University
A diversified international artist, Dr. Alicia Valoti serves as Assistant Professor of Viola at Central Michigan University. She has performed in prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, Sala Lingotto in Turin, the Gomhouria Theater in Cairo and Liaocheng University in China as both... Read More →

Congress Interns

Saturday September 2, 2017 14:30 - 14:55 NZST
Laby: LB 118 Kelburn, Wellington 6012

14:30 NZST

Lecture: "Pieces de Concours (1896 - 1938): Virtuosic romantic works written by french composers"
Jutta Puchhammer, born Viennese, is principal viola of the Laval Symphonie Orchestra and full professor for viola and chamber music at the Université deMontréal (Canada). She has toured extensively as a soloist, recitalist, chamber musician and lecturer, giving masterclasses in the most prestigious schools and summer programms such as The Juilliard School of Music, The Curtis Institute, the Vienna University of Music or the Heifetz International Music Program. She was the host of the 36th International Viola congress in Montreal and is vice president of the International Viola society. Her interest goes to rediscovering late romantic music written for the viola, which she likes to present at the various viola congresses, real gems of which many have been recorded on CD  ("Alto Romantic Fantasies” ECCD 2060, “German Romantic works" FACD018.) This time she will present a lecture of her latest discoveries, the "Piècesde Concours”, written as examination pieces for the first viola classes at the Conservatoire de Paris, starting in 1896. She will show a variety of exemples from 18 of these virtuosic and pedagocly very interesting pieces, recorded lately on the Navona Level ("Pièce de Concours" NV6065) as well as reveal her considerations for editing 13 of those in 3 volumes by the Schott édition (winner of the best Editions Prize 2017). You will discover the history of the first viola classes in Europe and the USA, the first official violateachers, the composers, the new genre of the Concertstück, and much more.

Presenters
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Jutta Puchhammer

Full Professor of Viola and chamber music, University of Montreal
I love to rediscover late romantic viola repertoire and I will be in Wellington in order to share with you my research on those french, super beautiful , violistic, super demanding and romantic Pièces de Concours which I recorded (18 ) and edited with Schott (13) this last year... Read More →

Congress Interns

Saturday September 2, 2017 14:30 - 15:20 NZST
Alan MacDiarmid: AM 105 Kelburn, Wellington 6012

15:30 NZST

Afternoon tea - catered
Saturday September 2, 2017 15:30 - 15:55 NZST
Alan MacDiarmid: AM 101 Kelburn, Wellington, 6021

16:00 NZST

Masterclass: Anna Serova
Henry Justo (Australia): Bach – Suite No 4
(Lucy) Xi Liu (China/NZ): Pigovat – Poem of Dawn
Liudmila Kharitonova (Russia/Austria): Bach – Suite No 6

Performers
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Henry Justo

Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Presenters
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Anna Serova

Professor of Viola and Chamber Music, Biella “L.Perosi” International Academy
Anna Serova is a unique figure on the international scene, both as soloist and chamber musician. She has had several compositions dedicated to her in recent years by some of the most important contemporary composers. In fact, by writing for her they have created a new genre in composition... Read More →

Congress Interns

Saturday September 2, 2017 16:00 - 17:30 NZST
Adam Concert Room New Zealand School of Music

16:00 NZST

Masterclass: Felix Ungar
Barry Rusanoff (Australia): Bach – Suite No 1
Tontoey (Thailand): Schubert – Arpeggione Sonata
Sergio Insuasti (Australia): Hindemith – Op 11/4

Performers
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Felix Ungar

Viola Teacher, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
American violist Felix Ungar teaches in the collegiate and junior divisions at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, as well as the Hong Kong Baptist University. A former Fulbright Scholar, Ungar holds degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Eastman School of Music... Read More →

Congress Interns

Saturday September 2, 2017 16:00 - 17:30 NZST
NZSM Room 209 New Zealand School of Music

16:00 NZST

Soundcheck for Evening Concert: Viola Potpourri

Evening Concert: Viola Potpourri soundcheck

Sept 2, 4-7:30pm

4:00pm
William Bolcom – "Fairytales" The Amazon Trio (NZ)
Peter Barber – viola, Robert Ibell – cello, Vicki Jones – double bass

4:40pm
Mozart – Quintet in G minor K.516
New Zealand String Quartet

Helene Pohl, Monique Lapins, Gillian Ansell, Rolf Gjelsten with Roger Benedict (Australia)

5:20pm
Joaquin Turina – Scène Andalouse for viola, piano & string quartet
Anna Serova – viola (Russia-Italy), Jian Liu – piano (China-NZ) with the Deseret String Quartet (USA)
: Alex Woods, Monte Belknap, Claudine Bigelow, Michelle Kesler

6:00pm 
Mendelssohn – Octet
New Zealand String Quartet (NZ) and Deseret String Quartet (USA)

6:40pm (optional, as they will soundcheck the day before)
Max Bruch – Eight Pieces for viola, saxophone and piano
Nancy Buck – viola (USA), Christopher Creviston – saxophone (USA),
Hannah Creviston – piano (USA)

Performers
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Gillian Ansell

Viola, Victoria University of Wellington
Gillian Ansell, born in Auckland, made her concerto debut as a violinist with the Auckland Philharmonia at the age of 16. At 19, an Associated Board Scholarship took her to the Royal College of Music in London for 3 years to study violin, viola and piano. She then won a German Academic... Read More →
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Peter Barber

Assistant Sub-Principal Viola, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Peter has been a violist in the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra since 1979. He learnt from Zillah Castle, before becoming a member of the NZSO Schola Musica, studying with NZSO Principal Viola Emeritus, Vyvyan Yendoll. He is also a graduate of the Cologne Music Academy, where he studied... Read More →
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Monte Belknap

Associate Professor of Violin, Brigham Young University
During his fifteen years teaching at BYU Belknap’s students have won competitions across the US and seven have performed in Weill Recital Hall in NYC in the last four years. In 2010 he was awarded the “Studio Teacher of the Year” by the Utah State Chapter of the American String... Read More →
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Roger Benedict

Senior Lecturer and Principal Viola, Sydney Conservatorium for Music and Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Roger Benedict’s career encompasses work as a conductor, soloist, orchestral player, chamber musician and teacher. He is principal viola of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Artistic Director of the orchestra’s Fellowship Program, and a senior lecturer at the Sydney Conservatorium. Prior... Read More →
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Claudine Bigelow

Head of Viola Studies and Chamber Music Coordinator, Brigham Young University School of Music
Dr. Claudine Bigelow is Professor of Viola at the Brigham Young University School of Music.  Recital appearances have taken her around the United States, Europe and New Zealand.  Claudine has played with the viola sections of the National and Utah Symphonies, the Smithsonian... Read More →
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Nancy Buck

Associate Professor of Viola, Arizona State University School of Music
Violist Nancy Buck is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory and the Cleveland Institute of Music, from which she earned undergraduate and graduate degrees, respectively. Currently, she is on the faculty at Arizona State University, where she teaches applied viola and coordinates... Read More →
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Christopher Creviston

Assistant Professor of Saxophone, Arizona State University
Hailed as "one of the world's top saxophone artists" (Audiophile Audition) with "the personality and fingers of a first rate soloist" (American Record Guide), "subtle, perceptive phrasing, and flawless control of vibrato" (Fanfare Magazine), Yamaha Artist CHRISTOPHER CREVISTON has... Read More →
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Hannah Creviston

Assistant Professor of Practice (Piano Pedagogy), Arizona State University
Described as “impressive and expressive” (Fanfare Magazine) and “superb...[with] great dexterity, rhythm, and touch” (American Record Guide), Hannah Creviston is Clinical Assistant Professor of Piano Pedagogy, Director of the Music Prep Program and Coordinator of Class... Read More →
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Rolf Gjelsten

Cello and Associate Professor, New Zealand String Quartet and New Zealand School of Music
Rolf Gjelsten began cello studies in his native city Victoria, Canada, with James Hunter and Janos Starker at the age of 15. At 22 he became the youngest member of the Berlin Symphony Orchestra. Rolf returned to North America to study with Zara Nelsova which led to further study with... Read More →
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Robert Ibell

Cello, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Robert was born in Dannevirke and brought up mostly in Palmerston North. At age 10 he wanted to play the clarinet but somehow ended up with the cello. While qualifying as a primary school teacher in Palmerston North he had cello lessons from Judy Hyatt in Wellington. After a very... Read More →
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Vicki Jones

Vicki Jones was born in Christchurch, NZ, May 27, 1953. She joined the bass section of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in 1979 and took study leave overseas during 1980s for further study in New York with David Walter, and in Cologne with Wolfgang Guettler (of contemporary ensemble... Read More →
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Michelle Kesler

Assistant Professor of Cello, Brigham Young University
Dr. Michelle Kesler is Assistant Professor of Cello at Brigham Young University. She performs with the Beethoven Festival in Park City, and has worked with quartets such as the Orion, St. Lawrence, Takacs, and Brentano String Quartets. Michelle is passionate about new music and... Read More →
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Monique Lapins

Second Violin and Lecturer, New Zealand String Quartet and New Zealand School of Music
Monique Lapins began her violin studies at the age of 6 with the Suzuki method and continued her studies at the Australian National Academy of Music under William Hennessy, and at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music under Professor Qian Zhou.   As a chamber musician, she has... Read More →
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Jian Liu

Pianist and Programme Leader, Classical Performance, and Senior Lecturer, Te Koki Trio and New Zealand School of Music
Jian Liu has been gaining a reputation as a well sought-after solo pianist, chamber musician, and educator across the globe. His artistry has been taking him to some of the most prestigious concert halls, including Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall in New York, Rose Hall of Lincoln Centre... Read More →
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Helene Pohl

First Violin, New Zealand String Quartet
Born in Ithaca, New York to German parents, Helene Pohl spent her childhood on both sides of the Atlantic. At 17 she began tertiary study at the Musikhochschule Cologne. She continued her studies with members of the Cleveland Quartet at the Eastman School of Music and at Indiana University... Read More →
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Anna Serova

Professor of Viola and Chamber Music, Biella “L.Perosi” International Academy
Anna Serova is a unique figure on the international scene, both as soloist and chamber musician. She has had several compositions dedicated to her in recent years by some of the most important contemporary composers. In fact, by writing for her they have created a new genre in composition... Read More →
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Alexander Woods

Assistant Professor of Violin, Brigham Young University
Alexander Woods is Associate Professor of Violin at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah where he also directs the BYU Baroque Ensemble, a period chamber orchestra performing on original instruments made by the Violin Making School of America. Praised for his “Great flair…elegant... Read More →

Presenters
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Hannah Neman

Stage Manager, 44th IVC
Hailing from St. Petersburg, Florida, Hannah Neman is a classically-trained timpani and percussion performer, music educator, and performance scholar. In 2016, Miss Neman completed a Master of Music in Percussion Performance at the Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music (NZSM) a... Read More →


Saturday September 2, 2017 16:00 - 19:30 NZST
St Andrew's on The Terrace 30 The Terrace

17:00 NZST

Lecture Recital: "21st Century Wind and Wood – Chamber music for viola and bassoon"

“21st Century Wind and Wood"

This lecture recital features compositions for bassoon and viola by Philippe Hersant, Eberhard Eyser, and Ruth Matarasso. Wind and Wood explores the dynamic range and sonic possibilities of both instruments, highlights the collaborative process in making chamber music, creates an expanded appreciation of 21st century repertoire, and introduces new possibilities for recital programming with innovative and exciting compositions. Also to be unveiled, a world premiere written just for this occasion....

Franck Leblois is currently professor of bassoon and chamber music at the National Conservatory of Angoulême in France. He began playing bassoon at the age of seventeen with Robert Dalmasso in Tours. He continued his studies at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique in Lyon with Professor Jean-Pierre Laroque, winning first prize in 1993. That same year, he graduated with a superior in chamber music education. He perfected his studies through master classes with Pascal Gallois. In 1994, Leblois won second prize in the International Chamber Music competition of Illzach (France) and obtained his Professor Pedagogy Certificate (the higher French diploma).

Leblois has performed with the Tours Opera Orchestra, the Philidor Ensemble (a wind octet) and orchestras such as the National Orchestra of Bordeaux, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Morocco, and as a soloist with the Durango Symphony Orchestra (Mexico) and the Octava Orchestra (Seattle, Washington). He teaches at the Ameropa Festival in Prague, and is in high demand all over the world as a master class teacher and clinician, including the USA, Mexico, Japan, Romania, France and Morocco. He plays a 222 CL-Moosmann bassoon.

Violist Nancy Buck is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory and the Cleveland Institute of Music, from which she earned undergraduate and graduate degrees, respectively. Currently, she is on the faculty at Arizona State University, where she teaches applied viola and coordinates the string chamber music program. Prior to joining the faculty at ASU, Ms. Buck taught at Bowling Green State University, where she served as the Assistant Chair for the Department of Music Performance Studies and was a member of the Bowling Green String Quartet and the Toledo Symphony.

In Arizona, Ms. Buck performs regularly with the Phoenix Symphony, the Arizona Bach Festival and the Arizona MusicFest Festival Orchestra. She has traveled the world as an artistic collaborator and teacher, touring the Czech Republic, France, Germany, and Italy. Ms. Buck is consistently acclaimed for her extraordinarily insightful studio teaching and is frequently cited for her outstanding musicianship skills in chamber music coaching. She has adjudicated for the Primrose International Viola Competition and the American String Teachers Association National Solo Competitions. In 2008, Ms. Buck served as Host Chair and Artistic Director of the 36th International Viola Congress.


Performers
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Nancy Buck

Associate Professor of Viola, Arizona State University School of Music
Violist Nancy Buck is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory and the Cleveland Institute of Music, from which she earned undergraduate and graduate degrees, respectively. Currently, she is on the faculty at Arizona State University, where she teaches applied viola and coordinates... Read More →
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Franck Leblois

Professor of Bassoon, National Conservatory of Angouleme
Franck Leblois is currently professor of bassoon and chamber music at the National Conservatory of Angoulême in France. He began playing bassoon at the age of seventeen with Robert Dalmasso in Tours. He continued his studies at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique in... Read More →

Congress Interns

Saturday September 2, 2017 17:00 - 17:50 NZST
Alan MacDiarmid: AM 105 Kelburn, Wellington 6012

17:00 NZST

Lecture Recital: “Violet: New Works for Clarinet and Viola”
Viola and clarinet alone is a rare combination. Thus, our duo, Violet, has embarked on a commissioning project with more than a dozen composers actively writing for us. In our presentation, we will first discuss the limited repertoire that does exist for the duo combination, then will present the world premiere performances of several works composed for Violet. In addition to performing the works, we will discuss some of the challenges of commissioning, and how we overcame them. Our ensemble is paving the way for many more composers to write for this unconventional and special combination, and we look forward to sharing new music for Violet. 

Katrin Meidell, DMA, has distinguished herself as a violist, pedagogue, and scholar. A strong proponent of new music for viola, she consistently premieres works commissioned by and written for her. She is a board member of the American Viola Society and teaches viola through the Karen Tuttle coordination method at Ball State University in Indiana, USA.

Clarinetist Elizabeth Crawford has performed throughout the world. A proponent of music for e-flat clarinet, she has commissioned several works for the instrument and has published complete editions of Giuseppe Cappelli’s solo works for e-flat and b-flat clarinet.

Performers
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Elizabeth Crawford

Associate Professor of Clarinet, Concert Band Faculty & Middle School Faculty - Clarinet/Bass Clarinet
Clarinetist Elizabeth Crawford has performed throughout the world. A proponent of music for e-flat clarinet, she has commissioned several works for the instrument and has published complete editions of Giuseppe Cappelli’s solo works for e-flat and b-flat clarinet.
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Katrin Meidell

Assistant Professor of Viola, Ball State University
Katrin Meidell, DMA, has distinguished herself as a violist, pedagogue, and scholar. A strong proponent of new music for viola, she consistently premieres works commissioned by and written for her. She is a board member of the American Viola Society and teaches viola through the Karen... Read More →

Congress Interns
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Natania Hoffman

Cello, Ensemble della Piatellina
Cellist Natania Hoffman has toured Europe, the USA, China, and India as a chamber musician with a variety of ensembles. Highlights of the past season include performing in in the “Flagey” festival in Belgium and in the National Center for Performing arts in Mumbai, alongside artists... Read More →

Saturday September 2, 2017 17:00 - 17:50 NZST
Laby: LB 118 Kelburn, Wellington 6012

18:00 NZST

Dinner break - self catered
Saturday September 2, 2017 18:00 - 20:00 NZST
Self catered meals

20:00 NZST

Evening Concert: Viola Potpourri

For tickets, please arrive at least 30 minutes early for door sales (cash only).

Viola Potpourri Concert No 1

September 2 at 8pm

St Andrew’s on the Terrace, Wellington, NZ

Max Bruch – Eight Pieces for viola, saxophone and piano
Nancy Buck – viola (USA), Christopher Creviston – saxophone (USA),
Hannah Creviston – piano (USA)

William Bolcom – "Fairytales" The Amazon Trio (NZ)
Peter Barber – viola, Robert Ibell – cello, Vicki Jones – double bass

Mozart – Quintet in G minor K.516
New Zealand String Quartet

Helene Pohl, Monique Lapins, Gillian Ansell, Rolf Gjelsten with Roger Benedict (Australia)

Joaquin Turina – Scène Andalouse for viola, piano & string quartet
Anna Serova – viola (Russia-Italy), Jian Liu – piano (China-NZ) with the Deseret String Quartet (USA)
: Alex Woods, Monte Belknap, Claudine Bigelow, Michelle Kesler

Mendelssohn – Octet
New Zealand String Quartet (NZ) and Deseret String Quartet (USA)

 


Performers
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Gillian Ansell

Viola, Victoria University of Wellington
Gillian Ansell, born in Auckland, made her concerto debut as a violinist with the Auckland Philharmonia at the age of 16. At 19, an Associated Board Scholarship took her to the Royal College of Music in London for 3 years to study violin, viola and piano. She then won a German Academic... Read More →
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Peter Barber

Assistant Sub-Principal Viola, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Peter has been a violist in the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra since 1979. He learnt from Zillah Castle, before becoming a member of the NZSO Schola Musica, studying with NZSO Principal Viola Emeritus, Vyvyan Yendoll. He is also a graduate of the Cologne Music Academy, where he studied... Read More →
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Monte Belknap

Associate Professor of Violin, Brigham Young University
During his fifteen years teaching at BYU Belknap’s students have won competitions across the US and seven have performed in Weill Recital Hall in NYC in the last four years. In 2010 he was awarded the “Studio Teacher of the Year” by the Utah State Chapter of the American String... Read More →
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Roger Benedict

Senior Lecturer and Principal Viola, Sydney Conservatorium for Music and Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Roger Benedict’s career encompasses work as a conductor, soloist, orchestral player, chamber musician and teacher. He is principal viola of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Artistic Director of the orchestra’s Fellowship Program, and a senior lecturer at the Sydney Conservatorium. Prior... Read More →
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Claudine Bigelow

Head of Viola Studies and Chamber Music Coordinator, Brigham Young University School of Music
Dr. Claudine Bigelow is Professor of Viola at the Brigham Young University School of Music.  Recital appearances have taken her around the United States, Europe and New Zealand.  Claudine has played with the viola sections of the National and Utah Symphonies, the Smithsonian... Read More →
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Nancy Buck

Associate Professor of Viola, Arizona State University School of Music
Violist Nancy Buck is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory and the Cleveland Institute of Music, from which she earned undergraduate and graduate degrees, respectively. Currently, she is on the faculty at Arizona State University, where she teaches applied viola and coordinates... Read More →
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Christopher Creviston

Assistant Professor of Saxophone, Arizona State University
Hailed as "one of the world's top saxophone artists" (Audiophile Audition) with "the personality and fingers of a first rate soloist" (American Record Guide), "subtle, perceptive phrasing, and flawless control of vibrato" (Fanfare Magazine), Yamaha Artist CHRISTOPHER CREVISTON has... Read More →
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Hannah Creviston

Assistant Professor of Practice (Piano Pedagogy), Arizona State University
Described as “impressive and expressive” (Fanfare Magazine) and “superb...[with] great dexterity, rhythm, and touch” (American Record Guide), Hannah Creviston is Clinical Assistant Professor of Piano Pedagogy, Director of the Music Prep Program and Coordinator of Class... Read More →
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Rolf Gjelsten

Cello and Associate Professor, New Zealand String Quartet and New Zealand School of Music
Rolf Gjelsten began cello studies in his native city Victoria, Canada, with James Hunter and Janos Starker at the age of 15. At 22 he became the youngest member of the Berlin Symphony Orchestra. Rolf returned to North America to study with Zara Nelsova which led to further study with... Read More →
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Robert Ibell

Cello, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Robert was born in Dannevirke and brought up mostly in Palmerston North. At age 10 he wanted to play the clarinet but somehow ended up with the cello. While qualifying as a primary school teacher in Palmerston North he had cello lessons from Judy Hyatt in Wellington. After a very... Read More →
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Vicki Jones

Vicki Jones was born in Christchurch, NZ, May 27, 1953. She joined the bass section of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in 1979 and took study leave overseas during 1980s for further study in New York with David Walter, and in Cologne with Wolfgang Guettler (of contemporary ensemble... Read More →
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Michelle Kesler

Assistant Professor of Cello, Brigham Young University
Dr. Michelle Kesler is Assistant Professor of Cello at Brigham Young University. She performs with the Beethoven Festival in Park City, and has worked with quartets such as the Orion, St. Lawrence, Takacs, and Brentano String Quartets. Michelle is passionate about new music and... Read More →
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Monique Lapins

Second Violin and Lecturer, New Zealand String Quartet and New Zealand School of Music
Monique Lapins began her violin studies at the age of 6 with the Suzuki method and continued her studies at the Australian National Academy of Music under William Hennessy, and at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music under Professor Qian Zhou.   As a chamber musician, she has... Read More →
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Jian Liu

Pianist and Programme Leader, Classical Performance, and Senior Lecturer, Te Koki Trio and New Zealand School of Music
Jian Liu has been gaining a reputation as a well sought-after solo pianist, chamber musician, and educator across the globe. His artistry has been taking him to some of the most prestigious concert halls, including Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall in New York, Rose Hall of Lincoln Centre... Read More →
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Helene Pohl

First Violin, New Zealand String Quartet
Born in Ithaca, New York to German parents, Helene Pohl spent her childhood on both sides of the Atlantic. At 17 she began tertiary study at the Musikhochschule Cologne. She continued her studies with members of the Cleveland Quartet at the Eastman School of Music and at Indiana University... Read More →
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Anna Serova

Professor of Viola and Chamber Music, Biella “L.Perosi” International Academy
Anna Serova is a unique figure on the international scene, both as soloist and chamber musician. She has had several compositions dedicated to her in recent years by some of the most important contemporary composers. In fact, by writing for her they have created a new genre in composition... Read More →
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Alexander Woods

Assistant Professor of Violin, Brigham Young University
Alexander Woods is Associate Professor of Violin at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah where he also directs the BYU Baroque Ensemble, a period chamber orchestra performing on original instruments made by the Violin Making School of America. Praised for his “Great flair…elegant... Read More →

Presenters
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Hannah Neman

Stage Manager, 44th IVC
Hailing from St. Petersburg, Florida, Hannah Neman is a classically-trained timpani and percussion performer, music educator, and performance scholar. In 2016, Miss Neman completed a Master of Music in Percussion Performance at the Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music (NZSM) a... Read More →

Congress Interns
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Natania Hoffman

Cello, Ensemble della Piatellina
Cellist Natania Hoffman has toured Europe, the USA, China, and India as a chamber musician with a variety of ensembles. Highlights of the past season include performing in in the “Flagey” festival in Belgium and in the National Center for Performing arts in Mumbai, alongside artists... Read More →
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Caroline Norman

University of Auckland


Saturday September 2, 2017 20:00 - 22:00 NZST
St Andrew's on The Terrace 30 The Terrace

22:00 NZST

Cafe Viola
Cafe Viola: 10pm until late every night!

Saturday September 2, 2017 22:00 - Sunday September 3, 2017 01:00 NZST
The Old Bailey Cnr Lambton Quay And Ballance Street 101 Lambton Quay, Wellington, Lambton 6011
 
Sunday, September 3
 

08:00 NZST

Massed Viola Ensemble Rehearsal
MASSED VIOLA ORCHESTRA
“A Tribute to Michael Kimber”
Conducted by Marcin Murawski

Reflection
Viola Fight Song
La Folia
Two Pieces in Spanish Style
Traveling Music
Three Little Quirky Pieces
I Am Lost Without My Beautiful Viola
Violist on the March
Knoxville: Autumn of 2013


Violists of all levels are invited and encouraged to participate - it will be
great fun!! Music will be issued at the first rehearsal.

Rehearsals: Sept. 2, 3 and 4 from 8-9am and Sept. 5 from 4-5pm
Contact IVCWgtn2017@gmail.com

Presenters
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Marcin Murawski

professor of viola, Academy of Music in Poznań, Poland
Marcin Murawski (born 29 October 1974 in Poznań) studied viola at the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Music Academy in Poznan with his father, professor Andrzej Murawski, graduating with distinction in 1998. Further studies were with Claus Myrup in Aarhus, Denmark. He subsequently earned his doctorate and post-doctorate habilitation, between... Read More →
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Hannah Neman

Stage Manager, 44th IVC
Hailing from St. Petersburg, Florida, Hannah Neman is a classically-trained timpani and percussion performer, music educator, and performance scholar. In 2016, Miss Neman completed a Master of Music in Percussion Performance at the Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music (NZSM) a... Read More →


Sunday September 3, 2017 08:00 - 09:00 NZST
Alan MacDiarmid: AM 101 Kelburn, Wellington, 6021

09:00 NZST

Masterclass: Hilary Herndon
Syahida Ahmad Mardhiah (Malaysia/NZ) – Brahms Son. in F, 1
Jessie Anderson (NZ): Hoffmeister – Concerto in D major
Debbie King (NZ): Ritchie – Concerto 1st movement

Performers
Presenters
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Hillary Herndon

Associate Professor of Viola, University of Tennessee
Violist Hillary Herndon has earned a national reputation for her brilliant playing, “sweetly soaring tone” (Time Out New York), and insightful teaching. She has been heard on NPR and PBS and has collaborated with some of the world’s foremost artists, including Itzhak Perlman... Read More →

Congress Interns
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Grant Baker

Viola 1, Mozart String Quintet in C major

Sunday September 3, 2017 09:00 - 10:30 NZST
NZSM Room 211 New Zealand School of Music

09:00 NZST

ANZVS Composer Competition Workshop and Awards Session
The winning, highly commended compositions and entries from Australian and NZ composers in attendance will be performed in the workshop setting by congress presenters and participants Here is an opportunity for students to embrace learning a piece in a short amount of time, as little as just a few days, to approach a level of quality not of a polished performance, but at a standard where the composition can be appreciated in a workshop environment - please let us know if you would be available to play for this session. Each composition will be discussed briefly, summarizing the judges' thoughts and constructive criticism, then an open general discussion will follow, hopefully with the composer's involvement. At the end of the session, the winners will be announced (although judged previous to the workshop event) and prizes conferred. An excellent way to inspire viola composition in a supportive context.

Performers
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Greg McGarity

President https://www.anzvs.com/, Australia New Zealand Viola Society
I love all sorts of music. I am interested in developing contacts for future Congresses; Festivals and Events. Talk to me about any ideas you might have at all.

Sunday September 3, 2017 09:00 - 10:30 NZST
Adam Concert Room New Zealand School of Music

09:30 NZST

Masterclass: Elias Goldstein
Alexa Thomson (NZ/USA): Paganini Caprice 15/Bach – Suite 4 Gigue
Sergio Insuasti (Australia): Hindemith – Op 11/4
Cora Fabbri: (Australia) Bach – Suite No 6

Performers
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Alexa Sanbgin Thomson

Brown Fellowship Scholar, Rice University, Shepherd School of Music
Alexa Sangbin Thomson, (NZ/USA), is currently pursuing her Master of Music degree at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music in Houston, Texas. She completed her Bachelor of Music with first-class Honours at the New Zealand School of Music in 2014, and the following year completed... Read More →

Presenters
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Elias Goldstein

Associate Professor of Viola, Louisiana State University School of Music
Elias Goldstein is considered a star among musicians and maintains a busy schedule performing and teaching around the world.   He is a top prize-winner at the Primrose, Bashmet and Lionel Tertis International Viola Competitions, and is currently teaching at Louisiana State University... Read More →

Congress Interns

Sunday September 3, 2017 09:30 - 11:00 NZST
NZSM Room 209 New Zealand School of Music

10:00 NZST

Masterclass: Christine Rutledge
Luca Altdorfer (Hungary/Netherlands): Bach – Partita in b minor
Liudmila Kharitonova (Russia/Austria): Bach – Suite No 6

Performers
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Luca Altdorfer

Master of music student and violist, OmYs Ensemble and Prins Claus Conservatory Groningen, The Netherlands
The OmYs Ensemble consists of two members: Luca Altdorfer (Hungary) on viola, and Severiano Paoli (Italy) on Double bass. They met during their first year master in Groningen, where they found a mutual interest in baroque music. Their goal is to re-invent the Viennese performance... Read More →

Presenters
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Christine Rutledge

Professor of Viola, University of Iowa School of Music (USA)
Christine Rutledge is a violist of varied talents and interests. She began her life-long love of viola in the 3rd grade in the Detroit Public Schools and had the great fortune of studying with several of the world’s greatest teachers, including Karen Tuttle, Michael Tree, William... Read More →

Congress Interns

Sunday September 3, 2017 10:00 - 11:00 NZST
Alan MacDiarmid: AM 105 Kelburn, Wellington 6012

10:00 NZST

Masterclass: Christopher Luther
Grant Baker (NZ): Clarke – Sonata
Olivia Bell (Australia): Prelude from Bach Sello Suite No 2

Performers
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Grant Baker

Viola 1, Mozart String Quintet in C major

Presenters
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Christopher Luther

Assistant Professor of Music, University of Nothern Colorado
Violist, conductor, arranger, and devoted pedagogue, Dr. Christopher Luther has established himself as a gifted performer and teacher through his diverse musical background and ability to reach and inspire youth. As a performer, Dr. Luther has been a featured soloist on National... Read More →

Congress Interns

Sunday September 3, 2017 10:00 - 11:00 NZST
Laby: LB 118 Kelburn, Wellington 6012

11:00 NZST

Lunch break: Packed lunch boxes available from 11.00
Lunch break: Packed lunch boxes available from 11.00

Sunday September 3, 2017 11:00 - 11:20 NZST
Alan MacDiarmid: AM 101 Kelburn, Wellington, 6021

11:20 NZST

Buses to Te Papa for Viola Flash Mob depart behind AM101 (11:20am sharp!)
Buses depart from VUW (behind AM101) at 11.20am

Sunday September 3, 2017 11:20 - 11:40 NZST
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

12:00 NZST

Viola Flash Mob!
How many violists does it take to play a Canon?

Come along to Te Papa at noon on Sunday, September 3 and experience a unique Southern Hemisphere record being created when violists from twenty countries attending the 44th International Viola Congress create their own brand of Awesome Forces in a Flash Mob style presentation of Pachelbel’s remarkable Canon.

Sunday September 3, 2017 12:00 - 12:15 NZST
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

12:00 NZST

Soundcheck for Afternoon Concert: Viola Potpourri

Afternoon Concert: Viola Potpourri soundcheck
Adam Concert Room

Sept 3, 12-1:30pm

12:00pm
Christoph von Gluck - Melodie from Orfeo ed EuridiceIgor Stravinsky - Parasha’s song from Mavra
Christopher Luther – viola (USA), Gabriela Glapska - piano (Poland-NZ)

12:15pm
Christopher Luther - Well You Needn’t for Solo Viola
Christopher Luther – viola (USA)

12:30pm
Yannis Kyriakides - Music for Viola
Elisabeth Smalt - viola (Netherlands)

12:45pm
Kevin Volans - For Bob
Elisabeth Smalt - viola (Netherlands), Christian Smalt - piano (Netherlands)

1:00pm
Anthony Watson - Sonata for Viola
Alexa Thomson - viola (USA-NZ)

1:15pm
Johannes Brahms - Zwei Gesange, op. 91
Maaike Christie-Beekman - contralto (NZ), Chris van der Zee - viola (NZ), Rachel Thomson - piano (NZ)

Performers
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Maaike Christie-Beekman

Maaike Christie-Beekman studied classical singing at the Amsterdam Conservatorium where she first graduated for her Bachelor’s degree and in 2000 graduated with distinction for her Master’s degree. As a professional singer, Maaike has sung opera, oratorio and chamber music throughout... Read More →
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Gabriela Glapska

Gabriela Glapska, pianoGabriela Glapska was born in Poland and began her piano studies at the age of seven. In 2006 she began her higher musical education under the tutelage of Professor Ewa Pobłocka in Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz where she graduated with the... Read More →
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Christopher Luther

Assistant Professor of Music, University of Nothern Colorado
Violist, conductor, arranger, and devoted pedagogue, Dr. Christopher Luther has established himself as a gifted performer and teacher through his diverse musical background and ability to reach and inspire youth. As a performer, Dr. Luther has been a featured soloist on National... Read More →
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Elisabeth Smalt

viola player solo and chamber music
I am based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. My specialities are chamber music of all styles and eras, 21st century music, tuning and tuning systems, the viola in the 19th century, Harry Partch's Adapted Viola, the contemporary viola d'amore. I perform with the chamber music groups... Read More →
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Alexa Sanbgin Thomson

Brown Fellowship Scholar, Rice University, Shepherd School of Music
Alexa Sangbin Thomson, (NZ/USA), is currently pursuing her Master of Music degree at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music in Houston, Texas. She completed her Bachelor of Music with first-class Honours at the New Zealand School of Music in 2014, and the following year completed... Read More →
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Rachel Thomson

Rachel Thomson enjoys a varied career as a chamber musician, teacher and collaborative pianist. She began her piano studies with her mother before continuing with Judith Clark, going on to complete a B.Mus (Hons) and a BA in English Literature at Victoria University. As a recipient... Read More →
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Christiaan Van Der Zee

Christiaan van der Zee completed his undergraduate studies at Victoria University of Wellington, and continued with postgraduate studies in Germany and the United States. His principal teachers included Gillian Ansell, Nobuko Imai, Diemut Poppen and Geraldine Walther.  As a founding... Read More →

Presenters
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Hannah Neman

Stage Manager, 44th IVC
Hailing from St. Petersburg, Florida, Hannah Neman is a classically-trained timpani and percussion performer, music educator, and performance scholar. In 2016, Miss Neman completed a Master of Music in Percussion Performance at the Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music (NZSM) a... Read More →


Sunday September 3, 2017 12:00 - 13:30 NZST
Adam Concert Room New Zealand School of Music

12:30 NZST

Travel to VUW for Afternoon Sessions from Te Papa
Sunday September 3, 2017 12:30 - 12:50 NZST
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

13:00 NZST

Student Lecture Recital: "Composed to the soul: Viola da gamba music of Carl Friedrich Abel on the viola"
The OmYs Ensemble consists of two members: Luca Altdorfer (Hungary) on viola, and Severiano Paoli (Italy) on Double bass. They met during their first year master in Groningen, where they found a mutual interest in baroque music. Their goal is to re-invent the Viennese performance style and put more emphasis on broadening the repertoire for Viola and Double bass through arrangements.The Ensemble had masterclasses from Jos van Veldhoven, Christian Staude,Wolfgang Güttler, Jane Rogers and Daniel Lanthier. The Ensemble is under the guideance of Johan Hofmann in the Prins Claus Conservatoire, Groningen, The Netherlands. They performed successfully in Hungary, Italy and in The Netherlands. The Duo performs with original and modern instrument as well. The Ensemble is focusing on arranging Carl Fridrich Abel’s music, to bringthis unique and often forgotten composer alive in our time not on the Viola daGamba, but on viola solo and on viola and double bass to show the Universal power of this composer and the combination of these two instruments. During the presentation we would like to show the possible use of Abel’s music in the viola repertoire and in the duo setting with violone/double bass.

Performers
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Luca Altdorfer

Master of music student and violist, OmYs Ensemble and Prins Claus Conservatory Groningen, The Netherlands
The OmYs Ensemble consists of two members: Luca Altdorfer (Hungary) on viola, and Severiano Paoli (Italy) on Double bass. They met during their first year master in Groningen, where they found a mutual interest in baroque music. Their goal is to re-invent the Viennese performance... Read More →
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Severiano Paoli

The OmYs Ensemble consists of two members: Luca Altdorfer (Hungary) on viola, and Severiano Paoli (Italy) on Double bass. They met during their first year master in Groningen, where they found a mutual interest in baroque music. Their goal is to re-invent the Viennese performance... Read More →

Congress Interns

Sunday September 3, 2017 13:00 - 13:50 NZST
NZSM Room 209 New Zealand School of Music

13:00 NZST

Student Lecture Recital: "Tracing Our Roots: A Exploration of our Lineage through viola repertoire"
The purpose of this presentation is to share the process in which we traced our lineage though viola repertoire. We are aware, through our studies that there is not a wide representation of repertoire from culturally diverse composers. In realizing this, we sought to discover these composers for ourselves and experience their music. In sharing our findings, we hope to inspire other violists and teachers to do the same. Finding, playing, and performing repertoire parallel to one’s personal heritage not only provides a sense of ownership and pride in the music, but it acknowledges that composing is not indicative to one race, gender, or background. Composers of different backgrounds can compose quality music that is deserving of performance.

Kathryn Brown is a first year graduate student studying Viola Performance and Music Education at the Eastman School of Music. She studies viola with George Taylor. Kathryn received her degree in Music Education from Illinois State University (ISU) where she studied viola with Dr. Katherine Lewis. An advocate for access to quality music education for aspiring musicians of all backgrounds, Kathryn is a Golden Apple Scholar of Illinois. Golden Apple is a prestigious program that provides teacher candidates with scholarship in return for service in schools of need in the state of Illinois. Upon completing her studies at ISU, Kathryn taught middle and high school orchestra in Danville, IL before continuing on in her education. Kathryn currently serves as a member of the American Viola Society’s Youth Advisory Council where she works with other pre-professional viola students from around the country in order to appeal to the needs of the student members in the American Viola Society. Kathryn enjoys giving viola recitals and spending time with her family.

Performers
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Katie Brown

Masters student and violist, University of Rochester Eastman School of Music
Kathryn Brown is a first year graduate student studying Viola Performance and Music Education at the Eastman School of Music. She studies viola with George Taylor. Kathryn received her degree in Music Education from Illinois State University (ISU) where she studied viola with Dr... Read More →

Congress Interns

Sunday September 3, 2017 13:00 - 13:50 NZST
Laby: LB 118 Kelburn, Wellington 6012

14:00 NZST

Afternoon Concert: Viola Potpourri

For tickets, please arrive 30 minutes early for door sales (cash only).

Potpourri Concert No 2

September 3 at 2pm

Adam Concert Room, Victoria University, Wellington, NZ

Christoph von Gluck - Melodie from Orfeo ed Euridice Igor Stravinsky - Parasha’s song from Mavra
Christopher Luther – viola (USA), Gabriela Glapska - piano (Poland-NZ)

Christopher Luther
- Well You Needn’t for Solo Viola
Christopher Luther – viola (USA)

Yannis Kyriakides - Music for Viola
Elisabeth Smalt - viola (Netherlands)

Kevin Volans - For Bob
Elisabeth Smalt - viola (Netherlands), Christian Smalt - piano (Netherlands)

Anthony Watson - Sonata for Viola
Alexa Thomson - viola (USA-NZ)

Johannes Brahms - Zwei Gesange, op. 91
Maaike Christie-Beekman - contralto (NZ), Chris van der Zee - viola (NZ), Rachel Thomson - piano (NZ)

 


Performers
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Maaike Christie-Beekman

Maaike Christie-Beekman studied classical singing at the Amsterdam Conservatorium where she first graduated for her Bachelor’s degree and in 2000 graduated with distinction for her Master’s degree. As a professional singer, Maaike has sung opera, oratorio and chamber music throughout... Read More →
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Gabriela Glapska

Gabriela Glapska, pianoGabriela Glapska was born in Poland and began her piano studies at the age of seven. In 2006 she began her higher musical education under the tutelage of Professor Ewa Pobłocka in Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz where she graduated with the... Read More →
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Christopher Luther

Assistant Professor of Music, University of Nothern Colorado
Violist, conductor, arranger, and devoted pedagogue, Dr. Christopher Luther has established himself as a gifted performer and teacher through his diverse musical background and ability to reach and inspire youth. As a performer, Dr. Luther has been a featured soloist on National... Read More →
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Elisabeth Smalt

viola player solo and chamber music
I am based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. My specialities are chamber music of all styles and eras, 21st century music, tuning and tuning systems, the viola in the 19th century, Harry Partch's Adapted Viola, the contemporary viola d'amore. I perform with the chamber music groups... Read More →
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Alexa Sanbgin Thomson

Brown Fellowship Scholar, Rice University, Shepherd School of Music
Alexa Sangbin Thomson, (NZ/USA), is currently pursuing her Master of Music degree at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music in Houston, Texas. She completed her Bachelor of Music with first-class Honours at the New Zealand School of Music in 2014, and the following year completed... Read More →
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Rachel Thomson

Rachel Thomson enjoys a varied career as a chamber musician, teacher and collaborative pianist. She began her piano studies with her mother before continuing with Judith Clark, going on to complete a B.Mus (Hons) and a BA in English Literature at Victoria University. As a recipient... Read More →
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Christiaan Van Der Zee

Christiaan van der Zee completed his undergraduate studies at Victoria University of Wellington, and continued with postgraduate studies in Germany and the United States. His principal teachers included Gillian Ansell, Nobuko Imai, Diemut Poppen and Geraldine Walther.  As a founding... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Hannah Neman

Hannah Neman

Stage Manager, 44th IVC
Hailing from St. Petersburg, Florida, Hannah Neman is a classically-trained timpani and percussion performer, music educator, and performance scholar. In 2016, Miss Neman completed a Master of Music in Percussion Performance at the Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music (NZSM) a... Read More →

Congress Interns
GB

Grant Baker

Viola 1, Mozart String Quintet in C major


Sunday September 3, 2017 14:00 - 15:15 NZST
Adam Concert Room New Zealand School of Music

15:30 NZST

Afternoon tea - catered
Sunday September 3, 2017 15:30 - 15:55 NZST
Alan MacDiarmid: AM 101 Kelburn, Wellington, 6021

16:00 NZST

Lecture: "Building Performance Skills Through Viola Ensemble"

Violists in student-level orchestra programs are often at a disadvantage to their peers in others string sections for a variety of reasons: lack of challenging repertoire, limited access to viola-centered instruction, and instruments with inferior tone, to name a few. In an effort to address these problems in their own community, Martha Carapetyan and Ames Asbell founded the Austin Viola Workshop - a weekly viola-centered technique and ensemble skills class that supports the development of young violists in the Central Texas area. They will discuss viola ensemble work as a cornerstone in the development of the technical and ensemble skills necessary for success as a performer.

Martha Carapetyan grew up in a musical family and developed an early love of music. After attending Interlochen Arts Academy in high school, she earned her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the University of North Texas and Indiana University, respectively. Currently a tenured member of the Austin Symphony, she has also performed in the Houston, San Antonio, and New World Symphonies. A passionate teacher, Martha is co-founder of the Austin Viola Workshop and maintains a very active private studio, and previously served as adjunct faculty at Baylor University and Texas State University.

Violist Ames Asbell has performed in over 30 countries on five continents, in venues ranging from rock clubs to concert halls. She is currently Principal Viola of the Austin Opera orchestra, a member of the Austin Symphony, and performs regularly in the Arizona Musicfest and Victoria Bach Festival orchestras. As founding violist of the Tosca String Quartet, she is an active recording artist and a fixture in Austin’s vibrant classical crossover scene. A dedicated artist-teacher, she is currently Assistant Professor of Viola at Texas State University and founding director of the Texas State String Project.


Presenters
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Ames Asbell

Assistant Professor of Viola, Texas State University
Violist Ames Asbell has performed classical, tango, and popular music in over 30 countries around the world, in venues ranging from Carnegie Hall to universities to clubs. Active as a recording artist, her performances appear on Harmonia Mundi, Nonesuch, Sony, Naxos, Merge and a multitude... Read More →
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Martha Carapetyan

viola, Austin Symphony
Martha Carapetyan grew up in a musical family and developed an early love of music. After attending Interlochen Arts Academy in high school, she earned her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the University of North Texas and Indiana University, respectively. Currently a tenured... Read More →

Congress Interns
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Caroline Norman

University of Auckland

Sunday September 3, 2017 16:00 - 16:50 NZST
Alan MacDiarmid: AM 105 Kelburn, Wellington 6012

16:00 NZST

Masterclass: Andrea Houde
Georgia Steele (NZ): Schumann – Marchenbilder
Lucy Maurice (NZ): Bach Suite No 1. Courante and Gigue

Performers
Presenters
avatar for Andrea Houde

Andrea Houde

Associate Professor of Viola, West Virginia University School of Music
Andrea Priester Houde is an American violist whose genuine love and dedication to her craft can be seen in performances around the world and in the unique environment of her teaching studio. Ms. Houde is Assistant Professor of Viola at West Virginia University, violist of the... Read More →

Congress Interns
GB

Grant Baker

Viola 1, Mozart String Quintet in C major

Sunday September 3, 2017 16:00 - 17:00 NZST
NZSM Room 209 New Zealand School of Music

16:00 NZST

Masterclass: Roger Myers
Olivia Bell (Australia): Martinu – Rhapsody-Concerto
(Lucy) Xi Liu: (China/NZ) Bloch – Suite 1919
Cora Fabbri: (Australia) Bartók – Concerto 1st mvmt

Performers
Presenters
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Roger Myers

Professor of Viola, University of Texas at Austin
Roger Myers has presented critically acclaimed concerts on four continents including in Austria, Norway, Portugal, Scotland, China, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico and the USA. Roger is Professor of Viola and for 10 years served as Chairman of Strings at the University of Texas... Read More →

Congress Interns

Sunday September 3, 2017 16:00 - 17:30 NZST
Laby: LB 118 Kelburn, Wellington 6012

16:00 NZST

Soundcheck for Evening Concert: Viola Potpourri

Evening Concert: Viola Potpourri soundcheck

Sept 3, 4:00-7:30pm

4:00pm
Antonín Dvořák – String Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 97, B. 180
Martin Riseley - violin (NZ), Monique Lapin - violin (Australia-NZ), Roger Benedict - viola (Australia), Gillian Ansell - viola (NZ), Rolf Gjelsten - cello (NZ)

4:45pm
Boccherini - Fandango from String Quintet No 4 in D major
Deseret Quartet (USA)
Alex Woods, Monte Belknap, Claudine Bigelow, Michelle Kesler with Jane Curry - guitar (NZ)

5:30pm
Janacek - Violin Sonata for Viola (trans. Jacob Adams)
Jacob Adams - viola (USA), Gabriela Glapska - piano (Poland-NZ)

6:15pm
Antonín Dvořák – Piano Quartet
Te Koki Trio: Martin Riseley - violin (NZ), Inbal Megiddo - cello (Israel-NZ),Jian Liu - piano (China-NZ) with Claudine Bigelow - viola (USA)

Performers
avatar for Jacob Adams

Jacob Adams

Assistant Professor of Viola, University of Alabama School of Music
Lauded for his “engaging” performances and “expressive and intense” playing (American Record Guide), Jacob Adams made his solo debut with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra at age 17. Adams is Assistant Professor of Viola at the University of Alabama, and his album "Czech Portraits... Read More →
avatar for Gillian Ansell

Gillian Ansell

Viola, Victoria University of Wellington
Gillian Ansell, born in Auckland, made her concerto debut as a violinist with the Auckland Philharmonia at the age of 16. At 19, an Associated Board Scholarship took her to the Royal College of Music in London for 3 years to study violin, viola and piano. She then won a German Academic... Read More →
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Monte Belknap

Associate Professor of Violin, Brigham Young University
During his fifteen years teaching at BYU Belknap’s students have won competitions across the US and seven have performed in Weill Recital Hall in NYC in the last four years. In 2010 he was awarded the “Studio Teacher of the Year” by the Utah State Chapter of the American String... Read More →
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Roger Benedict

Senior Lecturer and Principal Viola, Sydney Conservatorium for Music and Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Roger Benedict’s career encompasses work as a conductor, soloist, orchestral player, chamber musician and teacher. He is principal viola of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Artistic Director of the orchestra’s Fellowship Program, and a senior lecturer at the Sydney Conservatorium. Prior... Read More →
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Claudine Bigelow

Head of Viola Studies and Chamber Music Coordinator, Brigham Young University School of Music
Dr. Claudine Bigelow is Professor of Viola at the Brigham Young University School of Music.  Recital appearances have taken her around the United States, Europe and New Zealand.  Claudine has played with the viola sections of the National and Utah Symphonies, the Smithsonian... Read More →
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Jane Curry

Senior Lecturer and Guitar coordinator, New Zealand School of Music
Born in the UK and now based in New Zealand, internationally award-winning classical guitarist Jane Curry is Senior Lecturer in Music at the New Zealand School of Music at Victoria University of Wellington. Jane balances a demanding schedule of solo and chamber music engagements with... Read More →
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Rolf Gjelsten

Cello and Associate Professor, New Zealand String Quartet and New Zealand School of Music
Rolf Gjelsten began cello studies in his native city Victoria, Canada, with James Hunter and Janos Starker at the age of 15. At 22 he became the youngest member of the Berlin Symphony Orchestra. Rolf returned to North America to study with Zara Nelsova which led to further study with... Read More →
avatar for Gabriela Glapska

Gabriela Glapska

Gabriela Glapska, pianoGabriela Glapska was born in Poland and began her piano studies at the age of seven. In 2006 she began her higher musical education under the tutelage of Professor Ewa Pobłocka in Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz where she graduated with the... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Kesler

Michelle Kesler

Assistant Professor of Cello, Brigham Young University
Dr. Michelle Kesler is Assistant Professor of Cello at Brigham Young University. She performs with the Beethoven Festival in Park City, and has worked with quartets such as the Orion, St. Lawrence, Takacs, and Brentano String Quartets. Michelle is passionate about new music and... Read More →
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Monique Lapins

Second Violin and Lecturer, New Zealand String Quartet and New Zealand School of Music
Monique Lapins began her violin studies at the age of 6 with the Suzuki method and continued her studies at the Australian National Academy of Music under William Hennessy, and at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music under Professor Qian Zhou.   As a chamber musician, she has... Read More →
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Jian Liu

Pianist and Programme Leader, Classical Performance, and Senior Lecturer, Te Koki Trio and New Zealand School of Music
Jian Liu has been gaining a reputation as a well sought-after solo pianist, chamber musician, and educator across the globe. His artistry has been taking him to some of the most prestigious concert halls, including Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall in New York, Rose Hall of Lincoln Centre... Read More →
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Joey Martin

JOEY MARTIN, PIANO Joey M. Martin is professor of music at Texas State University where he serves as the Associate Dean for the College of Fine Arts and Communication and as the Director of Choral Activities. In addition, Dr. Martin has served as artistic director for the Alamo City... Read More →
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Inbal Megiddo

Cellist Inbal Megiddo has given many concerts in Europe, Asia and America. Among these are a recital in the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Carnegie Hall in New York, her Berlin debut with the Berlin Symphony with Maestro Lior Shambadal at the Philharmonie and a recital at the... Read More →
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Alexander Woods

Assistant Professor of Violin, Brigham Young University
Alexander Woods is Associate Professor of Violin at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah where he also directs the BYU Baroque Ensemble, a period chamber orchestra performing on original instruments made by the Violin Making School of America. Praised for his “Great flair…elegant... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Hannah Neman

Hannah Neman

Stage Manager, 44th IVC
Hailing from St. Petersburg, Florida, Hannah Neman is a classically-trained timpani and percussion performer, music educator, and performance scholar. In 2016, Miss Neman completed a Master of Music in Percussion Performance at the Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music (NZSM) a... Read More →


Sunday September 3, 2017 16:00 - 19:30 NZST
St Andrew's on The Terrace 30 The Terrace

17:00 NZST

Violist & Luthier Panel Discussion
Moderator: Carlos Maria Solare

Panel Members: Andrew Metaxas David Hume Hugh Withycombe Kae Sato-Goodsell Li Ming (Liming Violins) Noel Sweetman (Sweetman Luthier) Rainer Beilharz Tobias Widemann (Widemann Violins) Yoshito Ishido (Antonio Strings Ltd.)

Presenters
Exhibitors
avatar for Rainer Beilharz

Rainer Beilharz

Violin Maker
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David Hume

Luthier, David Hume Amati Violins
I have more than 30 years experience as luthier in London including 17 years as Resident Luthier to the Royal College of Music. Before that member of the viola section London Symphony Orchestra and professor at the RCM. Main interests are setting up instruments keeping in mind individual... Read More →
avatar for Noel Sweetman (Sweetman Luthier)

Noel Sweetman (Sweetman Luthier)

Luthier, Sweetmanluthiers
I am now a retired Luthier after 40 years making, restoring and repairing Violins, Viola's and Cello. My rural based workshop near Cambridge is now operated by my son Mark... I am here at the Viola Congress to partly represent Sebastion Lowe ( Kiwi living in Denmark )...Visual Anthropologist... Read More →
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Andrew Metaxas

Violist and Luthier, Andrew Metaxas Strings
My specialisations: * Instrument set-ups for violins and violas. * Approaches and options to improve the tone and playability of violins, violas and 'cellos. * New instrument construction approaches, particularly for violas. * Restoration and repairs for bowed string instruments... Read More →
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Kae Sato-Goodsell

Viola (ONLY) Luthier, Goodsell Violas
Specialised in small-mid sized comfortable violas of 15-16inch. 15inch viola video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPgUL4CYIjs https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnk4UGCuRahEOhMLNt1D1yg My teacher is Michael Darnton in Chicago, a well respected and experienced luthier... Read More →
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Hugh Withycombe

Director, Hugh Withycombe Maker
Full time professional maker with a special interest in viola sound. I enjoy combining traditional techniques with modern innovations to create quality instruments full of character, power and responsiveness

Congress Interns
avatar for Alexa Sanbgin Thomson

Alexa Sanbgin Thomson

Brown Fellowship Scholar, Rice University, Shepherd School of Music
Alexa Sangbin Thomson, (NZ/USA), is currently pursuing her Master of Music degree at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music in Houston, Texas. She completed her Bachelor of Music with first-class Honours at the New Zealand School of Music in 2014, and the following year completed... Read More →

Sunday September 3, 2017 17:00 - 18:00 NZST
Adam Concert Room New Zealand School of Music

18:00 NZST

Dinner break - self catered
Sunday September 3, 2017 18:00 - 20:00 NZST
Self catered meals

20:00 NZST

Evening Concert: Viola Potpourri

For door sales, please arrive 30 minutes early for door sales (cash only).

Potpourri Concert No 3

September 3 at 8pm
St Andrew’s on the Terrace, Wellington, NZ

Antonín Dvořák – String Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 97, B. 180
Martin Riseley - violin (NZ), Monique Lapin - violin (Australia-NZ), Roger Benedict - viola (Australia), Gillian Ansell - viola (NZ), Rolf Gjelsten - cello (NZ)

Boccherini - Fandango from String Quintet No 4 in D major
Deseret Quartet (USA)
Alex Woods, Monte Belknap, Claudine Bigelow, Michelle Kesler with Jane Curry - guitar (NZ)

Janacek - Violin Sonata for Viola (trans. Jacob Adams)
Jacob Adams - viola (USA), Gabriela Glapska - piano (Poland-NZ)

Antonín Dvořák – Piano Quartet
Te Koki Trio: Martin Riseley - violin (NZ), Inbal Megiddo - cello (Israel-NZ),Jian Liu - piano (China-NZ) with Claudine Bigelow - viola (USA)


Performers
avatar for Jacob Adams

Jacob Adams

Assistant Professor of Viola, University of Alabama School of Music
Lauded for his “engaging” performances and “expressive and intense” playing (American Record Guide), Jacob Adams made his solo debut with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra at age 17. Adams is Assistant Professor of Viola at the University of Alabama, and his album "Czech Portraits... Read More →
avatar for Gillian Ansell

Gillian Ansell

Viola, Victoria University of Wellington
Gillian Ansell, born in Auckland, made her concerto debut as a violinist with the Auckland Philharmonia at the age of 16. At 19, an Associated Board Scholarship took her to the Royal College of Music in London for 3 years to study violin, viola and piano. She then won a German Academic... Read More →
avatar for Monte Belknap

Monte Belknap

Associate Professor of Violin, Brigham Young University
During his fifteen years teaching at BYU Belknap’s students have won competitions across the US and seven have performed in Weill Recital Hall in NYC in the last four years. In 2010 he was awarded the “Studio Teacher of the Year” by the Utah State Chapter of the American String... Read More →
avatar for Roger Benedict

Roger Benedict

Senior Lecturer and Principal Viola, Sydney Conservatorium for Music and Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Roger Benedict’s career encompasses work as a conductor, soloist, orchestral player, chamber musician and teacher. He is principal viola of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Artistic Director of the orchestra’s Fellowship Program, and a senior lecturer at the Sydney Conservatorium. Prior... Read More →
avatar for Claudine Bigelow

Claudine Bigelow

Head of Viola Studies and Chamber Music Coordinator, Brigham Young University School of Music
Dr. Claudine Bigelow is Professor of Viola at the Brigham Young University School of Music.  Recital appearances have taken her around the United States, Europe and New Zealand.  Claudine has played with the viola sections of the National and Utah Symphonies, the Smithsonian... Read More →
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Jane Curry

Senior Lecturer and Guitar coordinator, New Zealand School of Music
Born in the UK and now based in New Zealand, internationally award-winning classical guitarist Jane Curry is Senior Lecturer in Music at the New Zealand School of Music at Victoria University of Wellington. Jane balances a demanding schedule of solo and chamber music engagements with... Read More →
avatar for Rolf Gjelsten

Rolf Gjelsten

Cello and Associate Professor, New Zealand String Quartet and New Zealand School of Music
Rolf Gjelsten began cello studies in his native city Victoria, Canada, with James Hunter and Janos Starker at the age of 15. At 22 he became the youngest member of the Berlin Symphony Orchestra. Rolf returned to North America to study with Zara Nelsova which led to further study with... Read More →
avatar for Gabriela Glapska

Gabriela Glapska

Gabriela Glapska, pianoGabriela Glapska was born in Poland and began her piano studies at the age of seven. In 2006 she began her higher musical education under the tutelage of Professor Ewa Pobłocka in Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz where she graduated with the... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Kesler

Michelle Kesler

Assistant Professor of Cello, Brigham Young University
Dr. Michelle Kesler is Assistant Professor of Cello at Brigham Young University. She performs with the Beethoven Festival in Park City, and has worked with quartets such as the Orion, St. Lawrence, Takacs, and Brentano String Quartets. Michelle is passionate about new music and... Read More →
avatar for Monique Lapins

Monique Lapins

Second Violin and Lecturer, New Zealand String Quartet and New Zealand School of Music
Monique Lapins began her violin studies at the age of 6 with the Suzuki method and continued her studies at the Australian National Academy of Music under William Hennessy, and at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music under Professor Qian Zhou.   As a chamber musician, she has... Read More →
avatar for Jian Liu

Jian Liu

Pianist and Programme Leader, Classical Performance, and Senior Lecturer, Te Koki Trio and New Zealand School of Music
Jian Liu has been gaining a reputation as a well sought-after solo pianist, chamber musician, and educator across the globe. His artistry has been taking him to some of the most prestigious concert halls, including Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall in New York, Rose Hall of Lincoln Centre... Read More →
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Inbal Megiddo

Cellist Inbal Megiddo has given many concerts in Europe, Asia and America. Among these are a recital in the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Carnegie Hall in New York, her Berlin debut with the Berlin Symphony with Maestro Lior Shambadal at the Philharmonie and a recital at the... Read More →
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Martin Riseley

Violin, Artistic Director
A native of New Zealand, Martin Riseley began violin studies at the age of six, and gave his first solo concert when he was ten. After several years of study with the English violinist Carl Pini, he entered the University of Canterbury School of Music as a pupil of Polish violinist... Read More →
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Alexander Woods

Assistant Professor of Violin, Brigham Young University
Alexander Woods is Associate Professor of Violin at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah where he also directs the BYU Baroque Ensemble, a period chamber orchestra performing on original instruments made by the Violin Making School of America. Praised for his “Great flair…elegant... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Hannah Neman

Hannah Neman

Stage Manager, 44th IVC
Hailing from St. Petersburg, Florida, Hannah Neman is a classically-trained timpani and percussion performer, music educator, and performance scholar. In 2016, Miss Neman completed a Master of Music in Percussion Performance at the Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music (NZSM) a... Read More →

Congress Interns
GB

Grant Baker

Viola 1, Mozart String Quintet in C major


Sunday September 3, 2017 20:00 - 22:00 NZST
St Andrew's on The Terrace 30 The Terrace

22:00 NZST

Cafe Viola
Cafe Viola: 10pm until late every night!

Sunday September 3, 2017 22:00 - Monday September 4, 2017 01:00 NZST
The Old Bailey Cnr Lambton Quay And Ballance Street 101 Lambton Quay, Wellington, Lambton 6011
 
Monday, September 4
 

08:00 NZST

Massed Viola Ensemble rehearsal
MASSED VIOLA ORCHESTRA
“A Tribute to Michael Kimber”
Conducted by Marcin Murawski

Reflection
Viola Fight Song
La Folia
Two Pieces in Spanish Style
Traveling Music
Three Little Quirky Pieces
I Am Lost Without My Beautiful Viola
Violist on the March
Knoxville: Autumn of 2013


Violists of all levels are invited and encouraged to participate - it will be
great fun!! Music will be issued at the first rehearsal.

Rehearsals: Sept. 2, 3 and 4 from 8-9am and Sept. 5 from 4-5pm
Contact IVCWgtn2017@gmail.com

Presenters
avatar for Marcin Murawski

Marcin Murawski

professor of viola, Academy of Music in Poznań, Poland
Marcin Murawski (born 29 October 1974 in Poznań) studied viola at the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Music Academy in Poznan with his father, professor Andrzej Murawski, graduating with distinction in 1998. Further studies were with Claus Myrup in Aarhus, Denmark. He subsequently earned his doctorate and post-doctorate habilitation, between... Read More →
avatar for Hannah Neman

Hannah Neman

Stage Manager, 44th IVC
Hailing from St. Petersburg, Florida, Hannah Neman is a classically-trained timpani and percussion performer, music educator, and performance scholar. In 2016, Miss Neman completed a Master of Music in Percussion Performance at the Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music (NZSM) a... Read More →


Monday September 4, 2017 08:00 - 08:50 NZST
Alan MacDiarmid: AM 101 Kelburn, Wellington, 6021

09:00 NZST

Lecture: "How British composers wrote for viola 1885 - 1960"
As a sequel to last year’s IVS congress presentation on British concertos for the viola, Valerie will examine the development of the viola in Britain through the medium of sonatas and pieces, presenting some fascinating repertoire by both well-known British composers and some lesser known composers, including works by Emil Kreuz, Algernon Ashton, John Blackwood McEwen, Richard Walthew, Arnold Bax, William Alwyn, John Wray, Granville Bantock, Rebecca Clarke, Eric Coates, Frank Bridge and Benjamin Britten.

Valerie Dart is from Cambridge, England. She is a Graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music, where she was a student of Cecil Aronowitz. Since coming to Australia in 1976 she has had a varied career of teaching and performing. Valerie is currently undertaking a PhD through Newcastle Universityand is hoping to contribute to the revival of British viola repertoire. As part of this project Valerie has given recitals of music including works by Emil Kreuz, Granville Bantock, Frank Bridge, W.H. Reed, John Wray, Cecil Forsyth and Eric Coates.

Performers
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Valerie Dart

Research post-graduate, Newcastle University and Music Educator
Valerie Dart is from Cambridge, England. She is a Graduate of the Royal NorthernCollege of Music, where she was a student of Cecil Aronowitz. Since coming toAustralia in 1976 she has had a varied career of teaching and performing. Valerieis currently undertaking a PhD through Newcastle... Read More →

Congress Interns

Monday September 4, 2017 09:00 - 09:50 NZST
Alan MacDiarmid: AM 103

09:00 NZST

Lecture Recital: "Beyond Hoffmeister: Hidden Gems of German Classical Viola Concerto Repertoire"
Beyond Hoffmeister is a lecture that aims to expand violist’s Classical era repertoire. It will explore six viola concerto movements from middle to late eighteenth century Germany. Each concerto has a modern publication but does not have a widely available recording. The six movements, selected from eight studied concertos, were chosen for their musical quality, idiomatic viola writing, and pedagogical value. For each movement the lecture will give background on the composer, the piece as a whole, and the specific movement, followed by playing a recorded segment of the piece as recorded by Isaacson.

Mandy Joy Isaacson is a violist, teacher, and scholar from Bloomington, Minnesota, USA. She completed her undergraduate degree in viola performanceat Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota and spent a year as a research fellow at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Her primary teachers include Sally Chisholm, Mary Budd Horozaniecki, and Korey Konkol. She enjoys researching when she’s not teaching or performing. Recently, her scholarship on Brahms’ Sonata op. 120 is published in the Journal of the American Viola Society summer 2017. www.mandyjoyisaacson.com

Performers
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Mandy Isaacson

Violist and Scholar
Mandy Joy Isaacson is a violist, teacher, and scholar from Bloomington, Minnesota, USA. She completed her undergraduate degree in viola performance at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota and spent a year as a research fellow at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Her primary... Read More →

Congress Interns

Monday September 4, 2017 09:00 - 09:50 NZST
Laby: LB 118 Kelburn, Wellington 6012

09:30 NZST

Soundcheck for Afternoon Concert: Viola Potpourri

Afternoon Concert: Viola Potpourri soundcheck

Sept 4, 9:30am-12pm

9:30am
Manuel de Falla - "Siete canciones populares españolas"

Gema Molina Jiménez – viola (Spain), Gabriela Glapska – piano (Poland-NZ)

9:45am
Shawn Head – "In Paris With You”

Katrina Meidell – viola (USA), Daphne Gerling – viola (USA)

10:00am
Frank Denyer – “Woman, Viola and Crow”

Elisabeth Smalt – viola (Netherlands)

10:15am

Morton Feldman – “The Viola in my Life III” (1970)
Elisabeth Smalt – viola (Netherlands), Christian Smalt – piano (Netherlands)

10:30am
C.E. Jones – Concerto for Viola

Andrea Houde – viola (USA), Gabriela Glapska – piano (Poland-NZ)

10:45am (optional, as they will soundcheck the day before)
Krysztof Penderecki – Sarabande, Tempo di Valse, Tanz

Daniel Sweaney – viola (USA)

11:00am (optional, as they will soundcheck the day before)
Krysztof Penderecki – Duo: Ciaccona for violin and viola

Annette-Barbara Vogel – violin (Canada), Daniel Sweaney – viola (USA)


Performers
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Daphne Gerling

Senior Artist Teacher, University of North Texas College of Music
Daphne Gerling is Senior Lecturer of viola and chamber music at the University of North Texas College of Music, where she also co-directs the Summer String Institute. She serves on the board of the American Viola Society, and maintainsan online presence at www.daphnegerling.com
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Gabriela Glapska

Gabriela Glapska, pianoGabriela Glapska was born in Poland and began her piano studies at the age of seven. In 2006 she began her higher musical education under the tutelage of Professor Ewa Pobłocka in Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz where she graduated with the... Read More →
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Andrea Houde

Associate Professor of Viola, West Virginia University School of Music
Andrea Priester Houde is an American violist whose genuine love and dedication to her craft can be seen in performances around the world and in the unique environment of her teaching studio. Ms. Houde is Assistant Professor of Viola at West Virginia University, violist of the... Read More →
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Gema Molina Jiménez

Gema graduated Professional Degree with mention of honor by the teacher Elena Coricelli and receiving the second prize in the “Chamber Music Competition of the Music School Manuel Carra” in 2012. She obtained the title of Superior Degree in the “Superior Music School Of Catalonia... Read More →
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Katrin Meidell

Assistant Professor of Viola, Ball State University
Katrin Meidell, DMA, has distinguished herself as a violist, pedagogue, and scholar. A strong proponent of new music for viola, she consistently premieres works commissioned by and written for her. She is a board member of the American Viola Society and teaches viola through the Karen... Read More →
avatar for Elisabeth Smalt

Elisabeth Smalt

viola player solo and chamber music
I am based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. My specialities are chamber music of all styles and eras, 21st century music, tuning and tuning systems, the viola in the 19th century, Harry Partch's Adapted Viola, the contemporary viola d'amore. I perform with the chamber music groups... Read More →
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Daniel Sweaney

Associate Viola Professor, University of South Carolina
Daniel Sweaney, viola, has performed and recorded in the United States, Europe, and Asia. He has taught at the University of Alabama, the Orford Arts Centre, and Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival. He is currently on the faculty at the University of South Carolina.
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Annette-Barbara Vogel

Professor of Violin, University of Western Ontario Don Wright Faculty of Music
Annette- Barbara Vogel, violin is much sought after for her artistry, Vogel’s yearly performance, master course teaching, and recording schedules take her to major concert halls in Europe, North and South America, Asia, the Middle East, and in the near future, South-Africa.

Presenters
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Hannah Neman

Stage Manager, 44th IVC
Hailing from St. Petersburg, Florida, Hannah Neman is a classically-trained timpani and percussion performer, music educator, and performance scholar. In 2016, Miss Neman completed a Master of Music in Percussion Performance at the Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music (NZSM) a... Read More →


Monday September 4, 2017 09:30 - 12:00 NZST
St Andrew's on The Terrace 30 The Terrace

10:00 NZST

Morning tea - self catered
Monday September 4, 2017 10:00 - 10:25 NZST
Self catered meals

10:00 NZST

Masterclass: Marcin Murawski
Katie Brown (USA): Walton – Concerto
Henry Justo (Australia): Bach – Suite No 4
Sofie Nicolson (Australia): Hindemith op. 11 No. 5

Performers
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Katie Brown

Masters student and violist, University of Rochester Eastman School of Music
Kathryn Brown is a first year graduate student studying Viola Performance and Music Education at the Eastman School of Music. She studies viola with George Taylor. Kathryn received her degree in Music Education from Illinois State University (ISU) where she studied viola with Dr... Read More →
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Henry Justo

Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Presenters
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Marcin Murawski

professor of viola, Academy of Music in Poznań, Poland
Marcin Murawski (born 29 October 1974 in Poznań) studied viola at the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Music Academy in Poznan with his father, professor Andrzej Murawski, graduating with distinction in 1998. Further studies were with Claus Myrup in Aarhus, Denmark. He subsequently earned his doctorate and post-doctorate habilitation, between... Read More →

Congress Interns

Monday September 4, 2017 10:00 - 10:50 NZST
NZSM Room 209 New Zealand School of Music

10:30 NZST

Student Lecture: "The search for cultural identity within Benjamin Dale's phantasy for viola and piano"
Throughout the twentieth century, England’s musical and cultural activity was flourishing. Commonly referred to as the English Musical Renaissance, this new appreciation for performance, education and academia created a rich environment for composers and performers to push their technique. One of the most influential characters promoting English composition and performance was wealthy businessman and chamber music enthusiast Walter Wilson Cobbett (1847 - 1937). In 1905 Cobbett initiated a composition competition series which lead to the publication and performance of many new works in the early twentieth century. The competition asked composers to write works in the style of the ‘Phantasy’, a form reflecting on the sixteenth and seventeenth century English Fancy or Fantasia. With many successful competitions underhis belt Cobbett went on to commission several phantasy chamber works. In 1910 Cobbett asked young British composer Benjamin Dale (1885-1943) to compose one of these worksleading to the composition of the Phantasy in D minor-major, Op.4 for viola and piano. With a contextual and analytical analysis this paper hopes to shed some light into where Benjamin Dale’s Phantasy sits within context of the English Musical Renaissance and its search for a nationalist identity.

Alix Hamilton a freelance violist from Perth, Western Australia. Alix regularly performs as both a chamber and orchestral musician and is currently a core member of the Perth Symphony Orchestra, West Australian Philharmonic and the Perth Chamber Orchestra. She regularly spends time working internationally with the highest calibre of musicians through festivals and summer schools including the Lake Garda Music Master (Italy), Aldeburgh Festival (England), Orford Summer Academy (Canada), Orchestré de la Francophone (Canada), and has just returned from the Mozarteum Summer Academy where she studied under William Coleman. 

Performers
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Alix Hamilton

Master by research student and violist, West Australian Academy of Performing Arts
Alix Hamilton a freelance violist from Perth, Western Australia. Alix regularly performs as both a chamber and orchestral musician and is currently a core member of the Perth Symphony Orchestra, West Australian Philharmonic and the Perth Chamber Orchestra. She regularly spends time... Read More →

Congress Interns

Monday September 4, 2017 10:30 - 10:55 NZST
Alan MacDiarmid: AM 103

10:30 NZST

Lecture Recital: "Expanding Repertoire for Voice, Viola and Piano"

The Brahms Two Songs, Op. 91 are among the most beloved of viola chamber works - gorgeous, iconic pieces that represent a true marriage of voice and viola as equal partners. However, most performers never venture beyond Brahms into the rich, extensive repertoire for this combination of performers. In this lecture-recital we share our experience of taking “next steps” into the repertoire with compelling works by composers such as Charles Martin Loeffler, Frank Bridge, Joseph Marx and Hermann Reutter, and include suggestions for further exploration. 

PROGRAM:

(Repertoire to be selected from the following)

Johannes Brahms: Zwei Gesänge, Op. 91

 I. Gestillte Sehnsucht

 II. Geistliches Wiegenlied

Charles Martin Loeffler: Quatre Poèmes, Op. 5

 I. La Cloche fêlée

 II. Dansons la gigue!

 III. Le son du cor

IV. Sérénade

Frank Bridge: Three Songs for Voice, Viola and Piano 

I. Far, far from each other

II. Where is it that our soul doth go?

III. Music, when soft voices die 

Joseph Marx: Durch Einsamkeiten 

Thomas Clark: Landscapes in Motion (2016, world premiere)

I. Riding backwards on a Train

II. Sailing at Sunset

Hermann Reutter: Fünf antike Oden nach Gedichten von Sappho

I. Wie hernieder vom Berge

 

Violist Ames Asbell has performed in over 30 countries on five continents, in venues ranging from rock clubs to concert halls. She is currently Principal Viola of the Austin Opera orchestra, a member of the Austin Symphony, and performs regularly in the Arizona Musicfest and Victoria Bach Festival orchestras. As founding violist of the Tosca String Quartet, she is an active recording artist and a fixture in Austin’s vibrant classical crossover scene. A dedicated artist-teacher, she is currently Assistant Professor of Viola at Texas State University and founding director of the Texas State String Project.

An active recitalist, chamber musician, oratorio and concert soloist, and equally at home on the opera stage, lyric mezzo-soprano Soon Cho has gained recognition as a versatile performer. Recent performances have taken her across the United States and to Italy, France, Belgium, Bulgaria and South Korea. Deeply committed to education as an artist teacher, Dr. Cho is on the faculty at Pacific Lutheran University as well as the Cornish-American Song Institute, a three-week intensive study of Art Song in Oxford and Falmouth in England.

Joey M. Martin is professor of music at Texas State University where he serves as the Associate Dean for the College of Fine Arts and Communication and as the Director of Choral Activities. In addition, Dr. Martin has served as artistic director for the Alamo City Men’s Chorale, and with Craig Hella Johnson and Michelle Schumann on the creative team for the Victoria Bach Festival. As a pianist, he enjoys collaborating with vocal artists in recitals serving as coach/accompanist, and with instrumentalists in small chamber groups. 


Performers
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Ames Asbell

Assistant Professor of Viola, Texas State University
Violist Ames Asbell has performed classical, tango, and popular music in over 30 countries around the world, in venues ranging from Carnegie Hall to universities to clubs. Active as a recording artist, her performances appear on Harmonia Mundi, Nonesuch, Sony, Naxos, Merge and a multitude... Read More →

Participants
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Joey Martin

JOEY MARTIN, PIANO Joey M. Martin is professor of music at Texas State University where he serves as the Associate Dean for the College of Fine Arts and Communication and as the Director of Choral Activities. In addition, Dr. Martin has served as artistic director for the Alamo City... Read More →
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Soon Cho

SOON CHO, MEZZO-SOPRANO An active recitalist, chamber musician, oratorio and concert soloist, and equally at home on the opera stage, lyric mezzo-soprano Soon Cho has gained recognition as a versatile performer. Recent performances have taken her across the United States and to Italy... Read More →

Congress Interns

Monday September 4, 2017 10:30 - 11:20 NZST
Laby: LB 118 Kelburn, Wellington 6012

10:30 NZST

Masterclass: Daniel Sweaney
Gema Molina Jiménez (Spain): De Falla – 7 popular songs
Caroline Norman (NZ): Bach – Suite No 3 Prelude and Courante

Performers
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Gema Molina Jiménez

Gema graduated Professional Degree with mention of honor by the teacher Elena Coricelli and receiving the second prize in the “Chamber Music Competition of the Music School Manuel Carra” in 2012. She obtained the title of Superior Degree in the “Superior Music School Of Catalonia... Read More →
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Caroline Norman

University of Auckland

Presenters
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Daniel Sweaney

Associate Viola Professor, University of South Carolina
Daniel Sweaney, viola, has performed and recorded in the United States, Europe, and Asia. He has taught at the University of Alabama, the Orford Arts Centre, and Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival. He is currently on the faculty at the University of South Carolina.

Congress Interns
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Grant Baker

Viola 1, Mozart String Quintet in C major

Monday September 4, 2017 10:30 - 11:20 NZST
NZSM Room 211 New Zealand School of Music

11:30 NZST

Lecture: "Building Bridges: Fusing Conservation and Music Education in Tanzani"
Each summer the Daraja Music Initiative (DMI) provides Tanzanian students with a unique interdisciplinary educational program that fuses music and conservation. By employing place based education and community music approaches, the Daraja Music Initiative aims to utilize the transformative power of music education to encourage creativity and the protection of natural resources. Volunteer music teachers include University String Pedagogy classes, providing student volunteers with hands-on teaching experience while learning first hand how music education can contribute to a positive social change. This session will examine DMI’s philosophy, programing and ways the greater musical community can become involved.

Hillary Herndon teaches at the University of Tennessee, the Viola Winter Intensive and is the director of Daraja Strings in Moshi, Tanzania. Her recordings are available on MSR Classics. Herndon holds degrees from Eastman and Juilliard and serves as President Elect for the American Viola Society.

Presenters
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Hillary Herndon

Associate Professor of Viola, University of Tennessee
Violist Hillary Herndon has earned a national reputation for her brilliant playing, “sweetly soaring tone” (Time Out New York), and insightful teaching. She has been heard on NPR and PBS and has collaborated with some of the world’s foremost artists, including Itzhak Perlman... Read More →

Congress Interns

Monday September 4, 2017 11:30 - 12:20 NZST
Alan MacDiarmid: AM 103

11:30 NZST

Lecture Recital: "Oh Mr. Paganini, Don't be such a Meanie!"
This lecture and performance demonstration will discuss the process of performing and recording the 24 caprices by Paganini.   They have been performed around the world and in a Carnegie Hall recital by Goldstein, and recently been released on Centaur Records.   The presentation will discuss: Supporting general set up, learning the caprices, on cheating, tricks and shortcuts, developing strokes will conclude with caprices requests.

Elias Goldstein is considered a star among musicians and maintains a busy schedule performing and teaching around the world.   He is a top prize-winner at the Primrose, Bashmet and Lionel Tertis International Viola Competitions, and is currently teaching at Louisiana State University.   He has given master-classes and recitals at the most important music schools and venues in the United States and abroad and is a founding member of the Logos String Quartet, in residence at LSU.    His mentors were Mark Zinger and Sally Chisholm. He is the first violist to perform all 24 caprices by Paganini in a live recital and at Carnegie Hall.

Performers
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Elias Goldstein

Associate Professor of Viola, Louisiana State University School of Music
Elias Goldstein is considered a star among musicians and maintains a busy schedule performing and teaching around the world.   He is a top prize-winner at the Primrose, Bashmet and Lionel Tertis International Viola Competitions, and is currently teaching at Louisiana State University... Read More →

Congress Interns

Monday September 4, 2017 11:30 - 12:20 NZST
Laby: LB 118 Kelburn, Wellington 6012

12:30 NZST

Lunch break - self catered
Monday September 4, 2017 12:30 - 14:00 NZST
Self catered meals

12:30 NZST

Wellington Viola Congress Orchestra dress rehearsal
Wellington Viola Congress Orchestra

Conductor – Martin Riseley

Monday, September 4 at 2pm - St Andrew’s on the Terrace

Christoph Graupner (1683-1760)
Concerto in D for viola d’amore and viola
Grave e marcato, Vivace, Grave, Allegro
Donald Maurice – viola d’amore, Marcin Murawski – viola

Alessandro Rolla (1757-1841)
Concerto in D major for viola BI. 542
First movement - Allegro
Kenneth Martinson – viola

Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936)
Suite No 3 for Strings

Michael Kimber (born 1945)
Variations on a Polish Folk Melody
Marcin Murawski - viola, Renée Maurice - voice

Performers
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Ken Martinson

Owner, Gems Music Publications
Kenneth Martinson is the owner of Gems Music Publications, a company devoted to promoting rare and previously out of  print or unpublished viola scores to help broaden the available viola repertoire. Gems Music Publications has won 4 Paul Revere Awards from the American Music Publishers... Read More →
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Renée Maurice

Renee Maurice wrote her first song at just 8 years old. She released her firstalbum of original work “More than I can say”, in 2004, aged 13. From there, shewent on to write over 200 songs, releasing two more albums in 2006 and 2009respectively. In 2013, Renee entered into the... Read More →
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Donald Maurice

Congress Co-Host, New Zealand School of Music
Professor Donald Maurice teaches viola and musicology at the New Zealand School of Music, has performed and recorded widely for over four decades, and was co-host of the 29th International Viola Congress in Wellington, the first to be held outside Europe and North America... Read More →
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Marcin Murawski

professor of viola, Academy of Music in Poznań, Poland
Marcin Murawski (born 29 October 1974 in Poznań) studied viola at the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Music Academy in Poznan with his father, professor Andrzej Murawski, graduating with distinction in 1998. Further studies were with Claus Myrup in Aarhus, Denmark. He subsequently earned his doctorate and post-doctorate habilitation, between... Read More →
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Martin Riseley

Violin, Artistic Director
A native of New Zealand, Martin Riseley began violin studies at the age of six, and gave his first solo concert when he was ten. After several years of study with the English violinist Carl Pini, he entered the University of Canterbury School of Music as a pupil of Polish violinist... Read More →

Presenters
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Hannah Neman

Stage Manager, 44th IVC
Hailing from St. Petersburg, Florida, Hannah Neman is a classically-trained timpani and percussion performer, music educator, and performance scholar. In 2016, Miss Neman completed a Master of Music in Percussion Performance at the Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music (NZSM) a... Read More →


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Monday September 4, 2017 12:30 - 14:00 NZST
St Andrew's on The Terrace 30 The Terrace

14:00 NZST

Wellington Viola Congress Orchestra concert

For door sales, please arrive 30 minutes early for door sales (cash only).

Wellington Viola Congress Orchestra

Conductor – Martin Riseley

Monday, September 4 at 2pm - St Andrew’s on the Terrace

Christoph Graupner (1683-1760)
Concerto in D for viola d’amore and viola
Grave e marcato, Vivace, Grave, Allegro
Donald Maurice – viola d’amore, Marcin Murawski – viola

Alessandro Rolla (1757-1841)
Concerto in D major for viola BI. 542
First movement - Allegro
Kenneth Martinson – viola

Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936)
Suite No 3 for Strings

Michael Kimber (born 1945)
Variations on a Polish Folk Melody
Marcin Murawski - viola, Renée Maurice - voice


Performers
avatar for Ken Martinson

Ken Martinson

Owner, Gems Music Publications
Kenneth Martinson is the owner of Gems Music Publications, a company devoted to promoting rare and previously out of  print or unpublished viola scores to help broaden the available viola repertoire. Gems Music Publications has won 4 Paul Revere Awards from the American Music Publishers... Read More →
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Renée Maurice

Renee Maurice wrote her first song at just 8 years old. She released her firstalbum of original work “More than I can say”, in 2004, aged 13. From there, shewent on to write over 200 songs, releasing two more albums in 2006 and 2009respectively. In 2013, Renee entered into the... Read More →
avatar for Donald Maurice

Donald Maurice

Congress Co-Host, New Zealand School of Music
Professor Donald Maurice teaches viola and musicology at the New Zealand School of Music, has performed and recorded widely for over four decades, and was co-host of the 29th International Viola Congress in Wellington, the first to be held outside Europe and North America... Read More →
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Marcin Murawski

professor of viola, Academy of Music in Poznań, Poland
Marcin Murawski (born 29 October 1974 in Poznań) studied viola at the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Music Academy in Poznan with his father, professor Andrzej Murawski, graduating with distinction in 1998. Further studies were with Claus Myrup in Aarhus, Denmark. He subsequently earned his doctorate and post-doctorate habilitation, between... Read More →
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Martin Riseley

Violin, Artistic Director
A native of New Zealand, Martin Riseley began violin studies at the age of six, and gave his first solo concert when he was ten. After several years of study with the English violinist Carl Pini, he entered the University of Canterbury School of Music as a pupil of Polish violinist... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Hannah Neman

Hannah Neman

Stage Manager, 44th IVC
Hailing from St. Petersburg, Florida, Hannah Neman is a classically-trained timpani and percussion performer, music educator, and performance scholar. In 2016, Miss Neman completed a Master of Music in Percussion Performance at the Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music (NZSM) a... Read More →

Congress Interns

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WVCO docx

Monday September 4, 2017 14:00 - 15:30 NZST
St Andrew's on The Terrace 30 The Terrace

15:30 NZST

Afternoon Concert: Viola Potpourri

For tickets, please arrive 30 minutes early for door sales (cash only).

Potpourri Concert No 4

September 4 at 3.30pm
St Andrew’s on the Terrace, Wellington, NZ

Manuel de Falla - "Siete canciones populares españolas"
Gema Molina Jiménez – viola (Spain), Gabriela Glapska – piano (Poland-NZ)

Shawn Head – "In Paris With You”
Katrin Meidell – viola (USA), Daphne Gerling – viola (USA)

Frank Denyer – “Woman, Viola and Crow”
Elisabeth Smalt – viola (Netherlands)

Morton Feldman – “The Viola in my Life III” (1970)
Elisabeth Smalt – viola (Netherlands), Christian Smalt – piano (Netherlands)

Krysztof Penderecki – Sarabande, Tempo di Valse, Tanz
Daniel Sweaney – viola (USA)

Krysztof Penderecki – Duo: Ciaccona for violin and viola
Annette-Barbara Vogel – violin (Canada), Daniel Sweaney – viola (USA)

C.E. Jones – Concerto for Viola
Andrea Houde – viola (USA), Gabriela Glapska – piano (Poland-NZ)


Performers
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Monte Belknap

Associate Professor of Violin, Brigham Young University
During his fifteen years teaching at BYU Belknap’s students have won competitions across the US and seven have performed in Weill Recital Hall in NYC in the last four years. In 2010 he was awarded the “Studio Teacher of the Year” by the Utah State Chapter of the American String... Read More →
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Claudine Bigelow

Head of Viola Studies and Chamber Music Coordinator, Brigham Young University School of Music
Dr. Claudine Bigelow is Professor of Viola at the Brigham Young University School of Music.  Recital appearances have taken her around the United States, Europe and New Zealand.  Claudine has played with the viola sections of the National and Utah Symphonies, the Smithsonian... Read More →
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Jane Curry

Senior Lecturer and Guitar coordinator, New Zealand School of Music
Born in the UK and now based in New Zealand, internationally award-winning classical guitarist Jane Curry is Senior Lecturer in Music at the New Zealand School of Music at Victoria University of Wellington. Jane balances a demanding schedule of solo and chamber music engagements with... Read More →
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Daphne Gerling

Senior Artist Teacher, University of North Texas College of Music
Daphne Gerling is Senior Lecturer of viola and chamber music at the University of North Texas College of Music, where she also co-directs the Summer String Institute. She serves on the board of the American Viola Society, and maintainsan online presence at www.daphnegerling.com
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Gabriela Glapska

Gabriela Glapska, pianoGabriela Glapska was born in Poland and began her piano studies at the age of seven. In 2006 she began her higher musical education under the tutelage of Professor Ewa Pobłocka in Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz where she graduated with the... Read More →
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Andrea Houde

Associate Professor of Viola, West Virginia University School of Music
Andrea Priester Houde is an American violist whose genuine love and dedication to her craft can be seen in performances around the world and in the unique environment of her teaching studio. Ms. Houde is Assistant Professor of Viola at West Virginia University, violist of the... Read More →
avatar for Gema Molina Jiménez

Gema Molina Jiménez

Gema graduated Professional Degree with mention of honor by the teacher Elena Coricelli and receiving the second prize in the “Chamber Music Competition of the Music School Manuel Carra” in 2012. She obtained the title of Superior Degree in the “Superior Music School Of Catalonia... Read More →
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Michelle Kesler

Assistant Professor of Cello, Brigham Young University
Dr. Michelle Kesler is Assistant Professor of Cello at Brigham Young University. She performs with the Beethoven Festival in Park City, and has worked with quartets such as the Orion, St. Lawrence, Takacs, and Brentano String Quartets. Michelle is passionate about new music and... Read More →
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Katrin Meidell

Assistant Professor of Viola, Ball State University
Katrin Meidell, DMA, has distinguished herself as a violist, pedagogue, and scholar. A strong proponent of new music for viola, she consistently premieres works commissioned by and written for her. She is a board member of the American Viola Society and teaches viola through the Karen... Read More →
avatar for Elisabeth Smalt

Elisabeth Smalt

viola player solo and chamber music
I am based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. My specialities are chamber music of all styles and eras, 21st century music, tuning and tuning systems, the viola in the 19th century, Harry Partch's Adapted Viola, the contemporary viola d'amore. I perform with the chamber music groups... Read More →
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Daniel Sweaney

Associate Viola Professor, University of South Carolina
Daniel Sweaney, viola, has performed and recorded in the United States, Europe, and Asia. He has taught at the University of Alabama, the Orford Arts Centre, and Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival. He is currently on the faculty at the University of South Carolina.
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Annette-Barbara Vogel

Professor of Violin, University of Western Ontario Don Wright Faculty of Music
Annette- Barbara Vogel, violin is much sought after for her artistry, Vogel’s yearly performance, master course teaching, and recording schedules take her to major concert halls in Europe, North and South America, Asia, the Middle East, and in the near future, South-Africa.
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Alexander Woods

Assistant Professor of Violin, Brigham Young University
Alexander Woods is Associate Professor of Violin at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah where he also directs the BYU Baroque Ensemble, a period chamber orchestra performing on original instruments made by the Violin Making School of America. Praised for his “Great flair…elegant... Read More →

Presenters
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Hannah Neman

Stage Manager, 44th IVC
Hailing from St. Petersburg, Florida, Hannah Neman is a classically-trained timpani and percussion performer, music educator, and performance scholar. In 2016, Miss Neman completed a Master of Music in Percussion Performance at the Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music (NZSM) a... Read More →

Congress Interns
GB

Grant Baker

Viola 1, Mozart String Quintet in C major
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Caroline Norman

University of Auckland


Monday September 4, 2017 15:30 - 16:45 NZST
St Andrew's on The Terrace 30 The Terrace

17:00 NZST

Dinner break - self catered
Monday September 4, 2017 17:00 - 19:30 NZST
Self catered meals

19:30 NZST

"The Three Altos" with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Robert Schumann - Marchenbilder, op.113 (Roger Myers) - 14’
Molinelli – Lady Walton’s Garden (Anna Serova) - 22’
Boris Pigovat  - Poem of Dawn (Anna Serova) - 17’
William Walton - Viola Concerto (Roger Benedict) - 26’

Performers
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Roger Benedict

Senior Lecturer and Principal Viola, Sydney Conservatorium for Music and Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Roger Benedict’s career encompasses work as a conductor, soloist, orchestral player, chamber musician and teacher. He is principal viola of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Artistic Director of the orchestra’s Fellowship Program, and a senior lecturer at the Sydney Conservatorium. Prior... Read More →
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Roger Myers

Professor of Viola, University of Texas at Austin
Roger Myers has presented critically acclaimed concerts on four continents including in Austria, Norway, Portugal, Scotland, China, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico and the USA. Roger is Professor of Viola and for 10 years served as Chairman of Strings at the University of Texas... Read More →
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Anna Serova

Professor of Viola and Chamber Music, Biella “L.Perosi” International Academy
Anna Serova is a unique figure on the international scene, both as soloist and chamber musician. She has had several compositions dedicated to her in recent years by some of the most important contemporary composers. In fact, by writing for her they have created a new genre in composition... Read More →


Monday September 4, 2017 19:30 - 21:30 NZST
Michael Fowler Centre 111 Wakefield Street

22:00 NZST

Cafe Viola
Cafe Viola: 10pm until late every night!

Monday September 4, 2017 22:00 - Tuesday September 5, 2017 01:00 NZST
The Old Bailey Cnr Lambton Quay And Ballance Street 101 Lambton Quay, Wellington, Lambton 6011
 
Tuesday, September 5
 

09:00 NZST

Lecture: "Viola resources, archives, and database worldwide: how to locate and preserve our repertoire"
An overview is given of some of the main viola resources currently available worldwide, that disseminate, preserve, and catalogue works from the viola repertoire. This helps violists around the world to find the works they seek. We also discuss how physical recordings and scores are being preserved for future generations of violists, and propose some measures to improve the means of collaboration between different catalogues and archives.

Myrna Layton holds a doctorate from the University of South Africa. She is the performing arts librarian at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Her assignment includes oversight of the Primrose International Viola Archive.

Daphne Gerling is Senior Lecturer of viola and chamber music at the University of North Texas College of Music, where she also co-directs the Summer String Institute. She serves on the board of the American Viola Society, and maintainsan online presence at www.daphnegerling.com

Kristofer G. Skaug is an aerospace engineer, amateur violist, and founding board member of the Dutch Viola Society (DVS). He created and maintains the on-line DVS Catalogue of Music for Viola Ensemble.

Presenters
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Daphne Gerling

Senior Artist Teacher, University of North Texas College of Music
Daphne Gerling is Senior Lecturer of viola and chamber music at the University of North Texas College of Music, where she also co-directs the Summer String Institute. She serves on the board of the American Viola Society, and maintainsan online presence at www.daphnegerling.com
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Myrna Layton

Performing Arts Librarian, Brigham Young University
Myrna Layton holds a doctorate from the University of South Africa, has taught world music at Utah Valley University, and currently teaches a Topics in Music class at Brigham Young University. Her main assignment at BYU is as performing arts librarian, where she has been responsible... Read More →
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Kristofer Ganer Skaug

Kristofer G. Skaug is an aerospace engineer, amateur violist, and founding board member of the Dutch Viola Society (DVS).  He created and maintains the on-line DVS Catalogue of Music for Viola Ensemble.

Congress Interns
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Alexa Sanbgin Thomson

Brown Fellowship Scholar, Rice University, Shepherd School of Music
Alexa Sangbin Thomson, (NZ/USA), is currently pursuing her Master of Music degree at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music in Houston, Texas. She completed her Bachelor of Music with first-class Honours at the New Zealand School of Music in 2014, and the following year completed... Read More →

Tuesday September 5, 2017 09:00 - 09:50 NZST
Alan MacDiarmid: AM 103

09:00 NZST

Lecture Recital: "Aldo Parisot and Bach's First Cello Suite"
Interpreting the Bach Suites has been the source of endless discussion and controversy, with scholars and performers dedicating years of research, performances and recordings. With no original score, only imperfect copies, and many editions, interpreters face a dilemma. With many pieces, one can at least rely on the fidelity and accuracy of the score, and in those the performer can choose to either do what the composer wrote, or to deviate. With no way to know the composer’s intentions, performers must forge their own path. In this lecture I will discuss the teachings of the great cello pedagogue, Aldo Parisot, to illuminate a path towards interpreting, performing and teaching Bach.

Cellist Inbal Megiddo has given many concerts in Europe, Asia and America. Among these are a recital in the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Carnegie Hall in New York, her Berlin debut with the Berlin Symphony with Maestro Lior Shambadal at the Philharmonie and a recital at the Staatsoper. She has had performances and radio broadcasts with the Jerusalem Symphony under the direction of Sergiu Comissiona, live recital broadcasts in several countries including Germany, Spain, Ireland, New Zealand, Israel (Mishkenot Sha’ananim Music Center, and Eden Tamir Center in Jerusalem), and the USA (Chicago - the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series - and New York’s Bob Sherman Show on WQXR). Other recent and upcoming engagements include performances with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, the Ukraine Philharmonic, the Lithuanian Philharmonic Orchestra, performances at the Lincoln Center in New York, Australasian premieres of the Weinberg and Villa Lobos cello concertos in Wellington, and concerto and recital tours in the USA, Austria, Germany, Israel, Australia, New Zealand, and throughout Asia. In high demand as a teacher, Inbal taught at Yale University as assistant to Aldo Parisot. She is a Distinguished Guest Artist, of the biannual International Melbourne Cello Festival. Ms. Megiddo is the founder and director of the Cellophonia International Festival in Wellington, NZ. She was appointed a resource panelist for Singapore School of the Arts, is a fellow of Calhoun College at Yale University, and is Head of Cello Studies at the New Zealand School of Music. 

Presenters
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Inbal Megiddo

Cellist Inbal Megiddo has given many concerts in Europe, Asia and America. Among these are a recital in the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Carnegie Hall in New York, her Berlin debut with the Berlin Symphony with Maestro Lior Shambadal at the Philharmonie and a recital at the... Read More →

Congress Interns
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Natania Hoffman

Cello, Ensemble della Piatellina
Cellist Natania Hoffman has toured Europe, the USA, China, and India as a chamber musician with a variety of ensembles. Highlights of the past season include performing in in the “Flagey” festival in Belgium and in the National Center for Performing arts in Mumbai, alongside artists... Read More →

Tuesday September 5, 2017 09:00 - 09:50 NZST
Alan MacDiarmid: AM 106 Kelburn, Wellington 6012

09:30 NZST

Lecture Recital: "Arrangement of Janacek Violin Sonata for Viola"

This lecture will give some background and context for Janáček’s Violin Sonata, and why it was an attractive option to arrange for viola. Dr. Adams will detail some of the challenges and considerations – both technical and musical – that shaped his arrangement of the work.

Lauded for his “engaging” performances and “expressive and intense” playing (American Record Guide), Jacob Adams made his solo debut with the Cincinnati Symphony at age 17. Recent and upcoming performances include engagements in Wellington, Havana, Prague, Seattle, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Boston, and New York. Adams is Assistant Professor of Viola at the University of Alabama, and his album Czech Portraits was recorded for Centaur.


Performers
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Jacob Adams

Assistant Professor of Viola, University of Alabama School of Music
Lauded for his “engaging” performances and “expressive and intense” playing (American Record Guide), Jacob Adams made his solo debut with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra at age 17. Adams is Assistant Professor of Viola at the University of Alabama, and his album "Czech Portraits... Read More →
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Gabriela Glapska

Gabriela Glapska, pianoGabriela Glapska was born in Poland and began her piano studies at the age of seven. In 2006 she began her higher musical education under the tutelage of Professor Ewa Pobłocka in Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz where she graduated with the... Read More →

Congress Interns

Tuesday September 5, 2017 09:30 - 09:55 NZST
Laby: LB 118 Kelburn, Wellington 6012

10:00 NZST

Lecture: "Playing with Style Performing Baroque Music on Modern Viola"
Within the last decade the practice of historically informed performance has entered the mainstream of modern performance. The popularity of ensembles specializing in performances using period instrumentsis burgeoning across the globe. And many major music programs now offer degrees that specialize in early music. These trends have been valuable in sensitizing musicians and listeners to the unique sounds and styles that can be created on period instruments. But is this trend driving modern players away from performing the vast wealth of music from the Baroque era? I think not! I have performed baroque music on both modern and baroque viola for many years. What I have learned from playing a baroque instrument and bow has had an enormous influence in my interpretations using modern instrument and bow. Baroque scholar John Butt describes performing baroque music on modern instruments as a “transcription,” just as performers during the era would adapt and alter the music when using a different instrument than the original – a common practice during the time. So if we use this type of approach -- combined with a good knowledge of period performance practices, ornamentation, style, and articulation – our interpretations on modern instruments can be just as rich and “authentic” as any. During this presentation I will discuss the major “ingredients” for a historically informed performance, including: bowings and articulations; dynamics; the baroque affect; sound production; the Italian, French,and “mixed” styles; and tempo choices. I will also discuss the most important treatises on baroque performance practices, both contemporary and modern, explain the significance of each, and how each addresses string playing and national styles.


Christine Rutledge is a violist of varied talents and interests. She began her life-long love of viola in the 3rd grade in the Detroit Public Schools and had the great fortune of studying with several of the world’s greatest teachers, including Karen Tuttle, Michael Tree, William Preucil Sr., and David Holland. Her teaching career began at the University of Notre Dame, where she was also a member of the critically acclaimed Notre Dame String Trio. Since 1998 has taught at the University of Iowa, where she is Professor of Viola. A decade ago Rutledge became fascinated with baroque style and scholarship. This led to studies of baroque viola with Stanley Ritchie, Robin Stowell, and Jane Starkman. Rutledge has performed on baroque viola and lectured about baroque performance style and technique throughout the US and abroad, including Europe, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. She is currently completing a new performance edition for viola of Bach’s Six Suites for solo cello. She first published an edition of the suites in 2007, but has since been conducting research involving manuscript comparison of the handwriting of J. S. Bach and Anna Magdalena Bach, which forms the basis of her new edition. Rutledge founded Linnet Press Editions for Viola in 2007, which is devoted to scholarly-based performance editions and transcriptions of baroque works for viola.

Presenters
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Christine Rutledge

Professor of Viola, University of Iowa School of Music (USA)
Christine Rutledge is a violist of varied talents and interests. She began her life-long love of viola in the 3rd grade in the Detroit Public Schools and had the great fortune of studying with several of the world’s greatest teachers, including Karen Tuttle, Michael Tree, William... Read More →

Congress Interns

Tuesday September 5, 2017 10:00 - 10:50 NZST
Alan MacDiarmid: AM 103

10:00 NZST

Lecture Recital: "Shaking Expression: Tremolo in works by Luciano Berio and Salvatore Sciarrino"
A lecture-recital examining the use of tremolo in two strikingly different works for solo viola: Sequenza VIby Luciano Berio and Ai limiti della notte by Salvatore Sciarrino. Preparation and performance practice issues will be discussed. Recital component includes a performance of etudes from Viola Spaces by Garth Knox in addition to Sequenza VI and Ai limiti della notte.

American violist Felix Ungar teaches in the collegiate and junior divisions at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, as well as the Hong Kong Baptist University. A former Fulbright Scholar, Ungar holds degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Eastman School of Music, where he completed his doctorate. Ungar has given masterclasses and lectures at Shanghai Conservatory, Taipei National University of Arts, Cleveland Institute of Music, American Viola Society Festival, Guangdong Viola Association, and on behalf of the US Department of State. He performs with the RTHK String Quartet. His principal teachers include Jeffrey Irvine, Lynne Ramsey, Carol Rodland, and Donald McInnes.

Performers
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Felix Ungar

Viola Teacher, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
American violist Felix Ungar teaches in the collegiate and junior divisions at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, as well as the Hong Kong Baptist University. A former Fulbright Scholar, Ungar holds degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Eastman School of Music... Read More →

Congress Interns
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Alexa Sanbgin Thomson

Brown Fellowship Scholar, Rice University, Shepherd School of Music
Alexa Sangbin Thomson, (NZ/USA), is currently pursuing her Master of Music degree at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music in Houston, Texas. She completed her Bachelor of Music with first-class Honours at the New Zealand School of Music in 2014, and the following year completed... Read More →

Tuesday September 5, 2017 10:00 - 10:50 NZST
Laby: LB 118 Kelburn, Wellington 6012

10:00 NZST

Soundcheck for Augusto Vismara Viola Ensemble from Italy
Augusto Vismara Viola Ensemble from Italy

September 5 at 1pm
St Andrew’s on the Terrace, Wellington, NZ

Gaetano Adorno - viola, Marco Misciagna - viola, Anna Serova - viola,
Augusto Vismara - viola, Neruda - piano

Giorgio Mirto (1972-)
Waves (world premiere) for four violas and piano

Waelput Hendrik (1845-1885)
Andante Cantabile for four violas

Avni Boaz (1963-)
Violas terzett for three violas

Robert Kahn (1865–1951)
Serenade op. 73 for two violas and piano

Augusto Vismara (1953 -)
Licht und Klang (world premiere) for two violas and piano

Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)
Baryton Trio No 7  
Andante
Minuetto
Presto

Divertimento No 1 
Adagio cantabile assai
Allegro di molto
Minuetto

Pietro Mascagni (1863-1945)
Intermezzo Cavalleria Rusticana for four violas

Performers
avatar for Elisa Racioppi (Neruda)

Elisa Racioppi (Neruda)

Piano, Italian Viola Ensemble
ELISA RACIOPPI, NERUDA She trained at the Florence Conservatorio.  Her deep expressiveness, her luminous stage presence and her technique preparation have attracted an ever growing audience. With her long-term collaborator Augusto Vismara she has created the Rosenkavalier ensemble... Read More →
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Gaetano Adorno

Violist, Italian Viola Ensemble and Member of AIV Italian Viola Society
Gaetano Adorno was born in 1968 in Floridia (Italy). Since he was 11 years old, he studied violin with Lea Trigila. In 1993 he has been appointed as tenured professor of ensemble music for strings and quartet at the “Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali Vincenzo Bellini” in Catania... Read More →
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Marco Misciagna

Professor of Viola, Italian Viola Ensemble
Honorary Professor at Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory (Armenia), Honorary Professor at the “S.Rachmaninov” State Conservatory (Tambov-Russia) and Far Eastern State Academy of Art (Vladivostok-Russia), Honorary Professor at “Institut Superieur de Musique de Sousse (Universit... Read More →
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Anna Serova

Professor of Viola and Chamber Music, Biella “L.Perosi” International Academy
Anna Serova is a unique figure on the international scene, both as soloist and chamber musician. She has had several compositions dedicated to her in recent years by some of the most important contemporary composers. In fact, by writing for her they have created a new genre in composition... Read More →
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Augusto Vismara

President and Host, 43rd International Viola Congress and AIV Italian Viola Society
For the last three decades, Augusto Vismara has been one of the most prominent figures on the Italian music scene. Before he devoted his talent to playing the violin and conducting, he had a formidable viola solo career with the major European orchestras under the baton of conductors... Read More →

Presenters
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Hannah Neman

Stage Manager, 44th IVC
Hailing from St. Petersburg, Florida, Hannah Neman is a classically-trained timpani and percussion performer, music educator, and performance scholar. In 2016, Miss Neman completed a Master of Music in Percussion Performance at the Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music (NZSM) a... Read More →


Tuesday September 5, 2017 10:00 - 11:00 NZST
St Andrew's on The Terrace 30 The Terrace

11:00 NZST

IVS Annual General Meeting
International Viola Society Annual General Meeting


Tuesday September 5, 2017 11:00 - 12:00 NZST
Alan MacDiarmid: AM 103

12:00 NZST

Lunch - self catered
Tuesday September 5, 2017 12:00 - 13:00 NZST
Self catered meals

13:00 NZST

Augusto Vismara Viola Ensemble

For tickets, please arrive 30 minutes early for door sales (cash only).

Augusto Vismara Viola Ensemble from Italy

September 5 at 1pm
St Andrew’s on the Terrace, Wellington, NZ

Gaetano Adorno - viola, Marco Misciagna - viola, Anna Serova - viola,
Augusto Vismara - viola, Neruda - piano

Giorgio Mirto (1972-)
Waves (world premiere) for four violas and piano

Waelput Hendrik (1845-1885)
Andante Cantabile for four violas

Avni Boaz (1963-)
Violas terzett for three violas

Robert Kahn (1865–1951)
Serenade op. 73 for two violas and piano

Augusto Vismara (1953 -)
Licht und Klang (world premiere) for two violas and piano

Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809)
Baryton Trio No 7  
Andante
Minuetto
Presto

Divertimento No 1
Adagio cantabile assai
Allegro di molto
Minuetto

Pietro Mascagni (1863-1945)
Intermezzo Cavalleria Rusticana for four violas


Performers
avatar for Elisa Racioppi (Neruda)

Elisa Racioppi (Neruda)

Piano, Italian Viola Ensemble
ELISA RACIOPPI, NERUDA She trained at the Florence Conservatorio.  Her deep expressiveness, her luminous stage presence and her technique preparation have attracted an ever growing audience. With her long-term collaborator Augusto Vismara she has created the Rosenkavalier ensemble... Read More →
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Gaetano Adorno

Violist, Italian Viola Ensemble and Member of AIV Italian Viola Society
Gaetano Adorno was born in 1968 in Floridia (Italy). Since he was 11 years old, he studied violin with Lea Trigila. In 1993 he has been appointed as tenured professor of ensemble music for strings and quartet at the “Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali Vincenzo Bellini” in Catania... Read More →
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Marco Misciagna

Professor of Viola, Italian Viola Ensemble
Honorary Professor at Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory (Armenia), Honorary Professor at the “S.Rachmaninov” State Conservatory (Tambov-Russia) and Far Eastern State Academy of Art (Vladivostok-Russia), Honorary Professor at “Institut Superieur de Musique de Sousse (Universit... Read More →
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Anna Serova

Professor of Viola and Chamber Music, Biella “L.Perosi” International Academy
Anna Serova is a unique figure on the international scene, both as soloist and chamber musician. She has had several compositions dedicated to her in recent years by some of the most important contemporary composers. In fact, by writing for her they have created a new genre in composition... Read More →
avatar for Augusto Vismara

Augusto Vismara

President and Host, 43rd International Viola Congress and AIV Italian Viola Society
For the last three decades, Augusto Vismara has been one of the most prominent figures on the Italian music scene. Before he devoted his talent to playing the violin and conducting, he had a formidable viola solo career with the major European orchestras under the baton of conductors... Read More →

Presenters
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Hannah Neman

Stage Manager, 44th IVC
Hailing from St. Petersburg, Florida, Hannah Neman is a classically-trained timpani and percussion performer, music educator, and performance scholar. In 2016, Miss Neman completed a Master of Music in Percussion Performance at the Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music (NZSM) a... Read More →

Congress Interns
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Natania Hoffman

Cello, Ensemble della Piatellina
Cellist Natania Hoffman has toured Europe, the USA, China, and India as a chamber musician with a variety of ensembles. Highlights of the past season include performing in in the “Flagey” festival in Belgium and in the National Center for Performing arts in Mumbai, alongside artists... Read More →


Tuesday September 5, 2017 13:00 - 14:15 NZST
St Andrew's on The Terrace 30 The Terrace

14:30 NZST

Lecture Recital - Essencia Urbana: from composition to interpretation
A focus on the journey from initial readings to performances and final recording of originalcompositions for viola and piano. Raquel Bastos and Cecile Elton recently launched Essencia Urbana, an album exploring the urbane cultures of Fado from Portugal and Tango from Argentina. The original compositions for viola and piano by Dr. Cecile Elton are inspired by the poetry of the two cultures which form the basis of their identity and musical expression. The initial compositions evolved through collaboration and continuous revision between the composer and the interpreter. This process was conducive to enhancing the viola as an expressive instrument, expanding its potential and thus expanding the repertoire. In From composition to interpretation, Raquel will explore the processes undertaken since the initial sighting of the score to creating a full recording, highlighting the benefits and limitations of working alongside the composer. Should the performer play an active role in the creation of newworks? What knowledge can performers bring to new compositions? How crucial is true collaboration? How can performers ensure that the compositions suit the instrument? These questions will be explored between performance of the works.


Raquel Bastos is an active and vibrant musician and educator based in Brisbane, Australia who performs regularly with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, the QSO Chamber Players, Southern Cross Soloists, Collusion, The Badinerie Players; and was a soloist with the Brisbane Philharmonic and Corda Spiritus Orchestras. Internationally, she has worked with various orchestras and performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout Portugal, UK, Germany, Switzerland, South Africa, United States and China. Raquel performed in New York for Kim Kashkashian and has given recitals at the International Viola Conferences alongside the most renowned violists of her generation. Most recently, Raquel has launched the CD Essencia Urbana of compositions for viola and piano.

Dr. Cécile Elton is an Australian composer-pianist. Her thesis “Tango, from Perception to Creation” reveals her quest to capture and embody tango inperformance and composition. Cécile’s work includes Rosas para vos – Roses forYou, an album of tango-jazz originals; the suite of tangos Tango, amor y dolor –Tango, love and sorrow; and Tango, Insomnio de la Ciudad – Tango, for a Sleepless City, commissioned by the Muses Trio. Cécile’s most recent work is Alma Portuguesa – The Portuguese Soul, for viola and piano. The suite is inspiredby Fado – poetry of Fernando Pessoa and was recorded in 2017 – CD Essencia Urbana.

Performers
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Raquel Bastos

Raquel recently launched Essencia Urbana, an album exploring the urbane cultures of Fado and Tango. The original compositions for viola and piano by Dr Cecile Elton are inspired by the poetry of the two distinct urban cultures. This lecture will focus on the process from initially... Read More →

Congress Interns
GB

Grant Baker

Viola 1, Mozart String Quintet in C major

Tuesday September 5, 2017 14:30 - 15:20 NZST
St Andrew's on The Terrace 30 The Terrace

14:30 NZST

Lecture Recital: "Passacaglias"
The name “passacaglia” comes from the Spanish words pasar (to move) and calle (street). Initially it was a short interlude between dances and songs, and the first score examples come from the beginning of the XVIIth century from Italy, when the composer G. Frescobaldi stabilized the passacaglia’s form in to a series of variations based on a figure bass. This form was adopted up until the XIXth century, and the word itself became synonymus of a theme with variations, usually with a serious character. Amongst the many composers creating this type of piece were J. S. Bach, J. Pachelbel, F. Mendelssohn, J. Brahms, M. Reger. Examples can be found in chamber, solo, symphonic and opera music, and its second bloom comes in the XXth century. On this lecture I will present some fascinating examples of its occurrence in the viola literature from its creation through to modern times; it will be a sort of cross-section through the ages and, a first of its kind, as a compilation.

Marcin Murawski (born 29 October 1974 in Poznań) studied viola at the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Music Academy in Poznan with his father, professor Andrzej Murawski, graduating with distinction in 1998. Further studies were with Claus Myrup in Aarhus, Denmark. He subsequently earned his doctorate and post-doctorate habilitation, between 2007-2013 was viola professor at the Academy of Art in Szczecin, and at present is viola professor at the Academy of Music in Poznan. His graduates are laureates of prestigious awards and prizes. He has given master classes and recitals throughout Europe and the US. His extensive discography includes numerous premiere recordings, including a six-CD set of music of Michael Kimber. Marcin Murawski plays D’Addario strings exclusively.

Murawski, has released a number of albums on the Acte Prealable classical music label, which specializes in Polish music, including the works of Johann Nepomuk Hummel and Michael Kimber.


Performers
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Marcin Murawski

professor of viola, Academy of Music in Poznań, Poland
Marcin Murawski (born 29 October 1974 in Poznań) studied viola at the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Music Academy in Poznan with his father, professor Andrzej Murawski, graduating with distinction in 1998. Further studies were with Claus Myrup in Aarhus, Denmark. He subsequently earned his doctorate and post-doctorate habilitation, between... Read More →

Congress Interns

Tuesday September 5, 2017 14:30 - 15:20 NZST
St Andrew's on The Terrace (Conference Room)

15:30 NZST

Afternoon tea - self catered
Tuesday September 5, 2017 15:30 - 15:55 NZST
Self catered meals

16:00 NZST

Massed Viola dress rehearsal
MASSED VIOLA ORCHESTRA
“A Tribute to Michael Kimber”
Conducted by Marcin Murawski

Reflection
Viola Fight Song
La Folia
Two Pieces in Spanish Style
Traveling Music
Three Little Quirky Pieces
I Am Lost Without My Beautiful Viola
Violist on the March
Knoxville: Autumn of 2013


Violists of all levels are invited and encouraged to participate - it will be
great fun!! Music will be issued at the first rehearsal.

Rehearsals: Sept. 2, 3 and 4 from 8-9am and Sept. 5 from 4-5pm
Contact IVCWgtn2017@gmail.com

Performers
avatar for Marcin Murawski

Marcin Murawski

professor of viola, Academy of Music in Poznań, Poland
Marcin Murawski (born 29 October 1974 in Poznań) studied viola at the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Music Academy in Poznan with his father, professor Andrzej Murawski, graduating with distinction in 1998. Further studies were with Claus Myrup in Aarhus, Denmark. He subsequently earned his doctorate and post-doctorate habilitation, between... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Hannah Neman

Hannah Neman

Stage Manager, 44th IVC
Hailing from St. Petersburg, Florida, Hannah Neman is a classically-trained timpani and percussion performer, music educator, and performance scholar. In 2016, Miss Neman completed a Master of Music in Percussion Performance at the Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music (NZSM) a... Read More →


Tuesday September 5, 2017 16:00 - 16:45 NZST
St Andrew's on The Terrace 30 The Terrace

17:00 NZST

Massed Viola Closing Concert

For tickets, please arrive 30 minutes early for door sales (cash only).

MASSED VIOLA ORCHESTRA
“A Tribute to Michael Kimber”
Conducted by Marcin Murawski

Reflection
Viola Fight Song
La Folia
Two Pieces in Spanish Style
Traveling Music
Three Little Quirky Pieces
I Am Lost Without My Beautiful Viola
Violists on the March
Knoxville: Autumn of 2013


Violists of all levels are invited and encouraged to participate - it will be
great fun!! Music will be issued at the first rehearsal.

Rehearsals: Sept. 2, 3 and 4 from 8-9am and Sept. 5 from 4-5pm
Contact IVCWgtn2017@gmail.com


Performers
avatar for Marcin Murawski

Marcin Murawski

professor of viola, Academy of Music in Poznań, Poland
Marcin Murawski (born 29 October 1974 in Poznań) studied viola at the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Music Academy in Poznan with his father, professor Andrzej Murawski, graduating with distinction in 1998. Further studies were with Claus Myrup in Aarhus, Denmark. He subsequently earned his doctorate and post-doctorate habilitation, between... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Hannah Neman

Hannah Neman

Stage Manager, 44th IVC
Hailing from St. Petersburg, Florida, Hannah Neman is a classically-trained timpani and percussion performer, music educator, and performance scholar. In 2016, Miss Neman completed a Master of Music in Percussion Performance at the Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music (NZSM) a... Read More →

Congress Interns
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Natania Hoffman

Cello, Ensemble della Piatellina
Cellist Natania Hoffman has toured Europe, the USA, China, and India as a chamber musician with a variety of ensembles. Highlights of the past season include performing in in the “Flagey” festival in Belgium and in the National Center for Performing arts in Mumbai, alongside artists... Read More →


Tuesday September 5, 2017 17:00 - 18:00 NZST
St Andrew's on The Terrace 30 The Terrace

18:30 NZST

Closing Gala Dinner

Closing Gala Dinner Presentation (Two x 15 minute slots between courses)

Duo, Greg McGarity (Viola) and Elena Abramova (Violin)

Music by Louis Spohr; Weiner Laszlo; Mark O'Connor; Greg McGarity

Gregory McGarity studied in Sydney and completed a Graduate Diploma in performance at NSW State Conservatorium of music.  He furthered his viola studies in Germany with Christian Euler and performed in over 500 concerts in 1995-8, including radio and television broadcasts as Soloist, Chamber Musician and in Symphony Orchestras playing throughout Europe.

He has been Principal Violist for Junge Philharmonie Cologne, Kammerensemble Cologne, Bangkok Symphony Orchestra, Christchurch Symphony Orchestra and Auckland Chamber Orchestra. Greg has also played several seasons with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra in Sydney. Greg moved to Auckland in 2001 to take up his current position with the Auckland Philharmonia. Greg is also active in music education, composition and chamber music performance.

Russian-born Dr. Elena Abramova, holds Masters Degree from the State Conservatory of St. Petersburg, Russia and a Doctorate in Violin Performance from the University of Auckland. Elena has lived in Auckland since 2003 where she is a sought after freelance violinist, chamber musician and teacher. She has played with the NZSO, APO, ACO, NZ Trio and other professional orchestras and ensembles. Elena had been a Concertmaster of Waitakere Orchestra for 10 years, and has led a number of other orchestras, such as Aorangi Symphony, Opus Orchestra, Chinese Orchestra of NZ, NZ Concerto Orchestra, and St-Petersburg University Orchestra, having performed with some of these groups as a soloist. Elena’s most recent special interest is in a fusion of a classical violin school with a non-classical virtuosic violin music, such as Gypsy, Irish and American fiddling.


Performers
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Greg McGarity

President https://www.anzvs.com/, Australia New Zealand Viola Society
I love all sorts of music. I am interested in developing contacts for future Congresses; Festivals and Events. Talk to me about any ideas you might have at all.

Tuesday September 5, 2017 18:30 - 21:30 NZST
Grand Hall, Parliament Wellington Parliament Building

22:00 NZST

Cafe Viola
Cafe Viola: 10pm until late every night!

Tuesday September 5, 2017 22:00 - Wednesday September 6, 2017 01:00 NZST
The Old Bailey Cnr Lambton Quay And Ballance Street 101 Lambton Quay, Wellington, Lambton 6011