47th International Viola Congress June 1-5, 2022

The Portuguese Viola Society is happy to announce a call for proposals to all International Viola Society branches for the 47th International Viola Congress.

47th IVC at Columbus State University, Georgia, USA

The Portuguese Viola Society had hoped to host the 47th International Viola Congress in 2020 but the event was cancelled due to COVID-19.

The American Viola Society (AVS) will now host the  47th International Viola Congress alongside the 2022 American Viola Society Festival and invites proposals for performances and presentations for this first-ever joint event!

This Festival & Congress will be held at the Schwob School of Music, Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia, USA.

Proposals are welcome relating to any subject of interest to the international viola community. Recognizing the diversity of the viola world, we encourage proposals relating to performance, composition, alternative styles, lutherie, pedagogy, research, health and wellness, entrepreneurship, and collaborative projects. In particular, the Program Committee is looking for proposals featuring underrepresented individuals and promoting access, diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in the viola world. Please see the Call for Proposals for more information and submit your proposals via the Proposal Submission Form. Proposals will be accepted through August 1, 2021.


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Where in the UK do you live...? Scotland, North East, London etc.


What month is your Birthday?


Do you have any brothers and/or sisters?

I have one brother

Do you have any pets?

I have two guinea pigs

What is your first name?


If you were given a free 1st class ticket to travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?


We know you are awesome because you play the viola! What achievement are you most proud of?

I swam 3000 metres, which is equivalent to 120 lengths!

How did you end up choosing to play the viola?

I had a choice of violin, viola, cello and double bass. My brother plays cello so I wanted to be different, and then out of the other three viola was my favourite!

What do you carry in your viola case?

Viola, bow, shoulder rest, pencil (if I remember!), rubber, rosin, cleaning cloth, spare strings.

What is your favorite genre of music?


If you chose to play another instrument, what would you play?


Do you have a favourite....? You don't have to answer them all, this isn't an exam!




Lasagne, sausage rolls or pizza!

Song/Piece of music...    

The Firebird Suite - Stravinsky


Katy Perry



Key Signature...

A flat Major

Best time to practice?

Before School


After School


How much do you LOVE the viola?

What is your favourite way to make music?



Chamber group




With piano


String ensemble


Pop group


Folk group


Jazz group


Do you have a specific practice time?


How much do you LOVE....?









Double Stopping


Treble Clef


Alto Clef




Do you have a favourite Superhero?

This doesn’t really count but I think of Hermione Granger as a superhero!

Is there anything else you'd like to share that we haven't thought to ask?

I love Young Violas!