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Viola Handbook Part 1
Body Size and String Length

I was in love with the idea that the viola sound emerges from a mystery, that certain violas are just miraculously easy to play. This opinion is still very common nowadays.
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Exotic woods for building string instruments

Ebony and jacaranda are two wood types commonly used for building string instruments. As of today, new materials make a adequate substitute for musicians and instrument builders. Many musicians already play on such new instruments and are very happy with their purchase.
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International Viola Congress, Rotterdam, NL
Build a viola in only 4 days

From 20 to 24 November 2018 the International Viola Congress (IVC) took place in Rotterdam, Holland. During these four days four string instrument makers built a viola together. We were there and reported live.
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The viola at university
Rising Demand

In contrast to music school students, professionals need to explore the question of character and type: «Violists are less hurried, less competitive and aren’t looking for the spotlight... In the ensemble, violists take on the intermediary and connecting role», says Nicolas Corti, viola professor at the Zurich University for the Arts.
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Georg Philipp Telemann

Georg Philipp Telemann was one of the most prominent composers of the Baroque era. He introduced innovative thinking into the world of music and changed the music of the early 18th century significantly.
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Alexander Presuhn

As music director of the theatre, he has not only arranged and composed about 50 music for the stage, but as composer he has also written numerous works for and with «his» instrument, the viola.
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