International Viola Society
The British Viola Society is a member of the International Viola Society (IVS) and is one of several sections of the IVS around the world. For information about these sections click here.
Six representatives were elected in 2013 by members from the IVS sections, to serve a three year Presidency. They have responsibility for the administration of the IVS. For more information about the IVS officers click here.
International Viola Congresses
One of the major purposes of the IVS is to promote ever-increasing standards of excellence in viola performance through the annual congresses and associated competitions.
Annual Congresses have been held since 1973 (with two exceptions). From 1973 to 2000, the Congresses generally alternated between Europe and North America. In 2001, the first Congress was held in the Southern Hemisphere (in New Zealand) and since then Congresses have been held in Africa, Australia, Europe and North America.
The 2014 Congress was hosted by the Portuguese Viola Society in Porto (26th to 30th November 2014)
The Congress was not held in 2015. The 43rd Congress will be in Cremona, Italy from 4th to 8th October 2016.
For more information click here.
International Viola Society Newsletter
The IVS publishes a regular Newsletter. The December 2013 newsletter is available by clicking here