XXXI. International Viola Congress 2003
June, 10-13, 2003, Kronberg im Taunus, Germany, Stadthalle
Host: DVG German Viola Society (Ludwig
This year's 31st International Viola Congress is hosted by the
German Viola Society (DVG) in Kronberg im Taunus, a town in the
surburban belt of Frankfurt am Main. A well stocked programme of
concerts and lectures is awaiting you, an opportunity to learn about the
state of viola playing globally. Violists from all aover the world have
been invited to join and will be presented in recitals. Just to mention
Claudine Bigelow (USA), Matthias Buchholz (Germany), Helen Callus
(USA), Emile Cantor (Germany), Henry Janzen (Canada), Henrik Frendin
(Sweden), Pamela Goldsmith (USA), Garth Knox (Scotland), Steve &
Penny Kruse (USA), Myrna Layton (PIVA, USA), Donald Maurice (New
Zealand), Jutta Puchhammer (Canada), Christine Rutledge (USA), Frank
A special emphasis has been given to the next generation of
Students of Tabea Zimmermann (Berlin), Hartmut Rohde (Berlin), and
Johannes Lüthy (Karlsruhe) will appear in recitals for viola
Masterclasses are offered by Matthias Buchholz, Johannes
Lüthy, Hartmut Rohde, and Tabea Zimmermann to interested students,
and, of course, they are open to the public.
Lectures and exhibitions covering topics as Bartok's Viola Concert,
Michael Balling, PIVA, and medical aspects of viola playing are
And, of course, you will have the daily delight to join in with
your instrument for joint viola ensemble playing.
As a special add on, from June 12-15, the
takes place in Kronberg alongside with the congress - actually, we
are cooperating with the Kronberg Academy to make it a unforgettable
week for you. As a delegate of the 31st International Viola Congress you
may want to purchase the tickets of the Viola Fest with your congress
registration as a package - and a reduced price - and enjoy concerts
with Yuri Bashmet, Nobuko Imai, Kim Kashkashian, and Tabea Zimmermann.
At the Viola Fest the Moscow Soloists appear with these soloists, as
well as the Berlin Philharmonic Viola Section and the Kuss Quartet.
Please take note of the corresponding reference on the registration page.
And now it is only a small step to registration. See you in
Stand: 25.3.2002, Änderungen vorbehalten. Dr. Ronald Schmidt
Deutsche Viola Gesellschaft e.V. Geschäftsstelle, H.G. Lullies, Am
Heinzeacker 12, D-35625 Hüttenberg, Tel.+Fax +49-(0)6441-770420,