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44th International Viola Congress



44th International Viola Congress

The 44th International Viola Congress aims to promote and encourage the development of new viola repertoire, new insights into existing repertoire, and viola-related research, by bringing together international and national artists, organisations, and institutions through public recitals, lectures, and masterclasses in Wellington, New Zealand.

International Viola Congresses have been held annually since 1973, mostly in Europe and North America and have assisted in promoting the ever-increasing standards of excellence in viola performance and research. From September 1-5, 2017, the Australian New Zealand Viola Society (ANZVS), in collaboration with the International Viola Society and New Zealand School of Music Victoria University of Wellington, will host the 44th International Viola Congress in Wellington, New Zealand. In 2001, the first Congress in the Southern Hemisphere was convened in Wellington, and since then Congresses have also been held in Africa and Australia.

Italy will be represented among others by Dorotea Vismara, who will perform with the Ensemble della Piatellina on the 1st of September at 3.30 pm.

vismaraDorotea Vismara is founding member of the Italian Viola Association and was coordinator of the 43rd International Viola Congress held in Cremona in October 2016. She is member of the Presidency of the International Viola Society and of the Executive Committee of the Italian Viola Association. She teaches viola at the “Stanislao Giacomantonio” Music Conservatorium in Cosenza, she holds summer courses at the Campus Falaut in Salerno and at the UpBeat International School in Milna, located on Croatia’s beautiful island of Brač. She has studied viola in Italy and the US under the guidance of Piero Farulli and Masao Kawasaki and she obtained a degree in Performing Arts at the University of Bologna. She studied choir conducting in Italy and the Kodály Method in Hungary and has attended specialization courses in viola, chamber music and viola and violin teaching in Europe and the US. Dorotea has collaborated with outstanding musicians such as S.Dodds, P.Gao, S.Krauze, T.Lees, M.Leskovar, A.Nannoni, M.Rogliano, G.Sollima, A.Vismara, Momenta and the Parker Quartet.

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Date: From Friday, September 01, 2017 to Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Organized by : 44th International Viola Congress

In collaboration with : Istituto Italiano di Cultura

Entrance : With fee


Wellington (Nuova Zelanda)