as participants to the Int. Viola Congress at Guelph we would like to offer you all our portfolio of photos taken at the events of the congress. This is in particular a cordial thanks to the three musketeers, Ann Frederking, Jutta Puchhammer, Henry Janzen, and their volunteers, who did a great job to make this all happen - thank you very much.
Apologies to all whom I shot but did not present here - not all my pictures could be scanned into this page.
Henry Janzen, President of the Canadian Viola Society and host chairman, welcomes the delegates on June 9 at River Run Center, Guelph. This venue with its fantastic auditorium provided excellent facilities for the presentation of concerts, jam sessions, and lectures.
and Steve Larson, who also test-drived the violas presented by a great number of violin makers. This demonstration was introduced by Joseph Curtin (right).
There was time in the afternoon for other activities such as a look around at the exhibition booths:
Instruments, bows, accessoires, and sheet music were on display.
An examining look at a Berg bow.
Hi Sandy Neill from D'Addario Strings!
The workshop of William H. Lee was represented by congenial delegates.
... and there was a lot to discover. Sibylle could not resist this rather small pattern viola ;-)
At the Awards Dinner that night the three musketeers were awarded for their work in making this congress happen. Jutta Puchhammer, Henry Janzen, Ann Frederking - thank you very much!
At least, we have made it ....
Dwight Pounds from the American Viola Society took a close focus on the events.
A delight were the jam sessions for multiple violas ....
since we all could take part.
So we enjoyed it, along with Dan Golden and his Klezmer Band.
... and the Boston Viola Quartett.
Viola and electronics were presented by Rozanna Weinberger ...
Letitia Oaks Strong
On Saturday we enjoyed Robert Bridges - Hi violarob -
who presented his arrangement of Tchaikovsky's Theme and Variations, Donald Maurice from "Down Under" presenting Cree-Brown's Piece for Viola and Rubbish Tin,
and Kenneth Martinson presenting Colgrass' Variations
and his Chrysler - Hi Violaman!
Isn't she beautiful?