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The Dutch Viola Society is hosting the 45th International Viola Congress (IVC2018) in Rotterdam, from November 20th – 24th, 2018. It will be the first time ever that this yearly event of the International Viola Society (IVS) takes place in The Netherlands, so it is a unique opportunity to present the international viola community to The Netherlands, and vice versa.

The congress theme is:  EXPLORING NEW WAYS TO PERFORM.

With this theme, we aspire to offer a diverse, accessible, innovative and progressive programming, placing the viola at the centre of the musical scene. We are also celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the International Viola Society.

The daytime congress programming follows a traditional IVC format, with Delegates from IVS member sections presenting and performing. The surrounding festival activities combine world-class concert hall experiences with talent programmes, crossover performances and educational activities. Some of today’s most renowned viola players will perform, among them Lawrence Power, Kim Kashkashian, Nobuko Imai, Atar Arad and Timothy Ridout.

With its excellent facilities, international character, diverse audience groups and powerful cultural cooperating partners, the City of Rotterdam is a perfect host environment for IVC2018.

The Congress Registration for participation is NOW OPEN!
The Call for Exhibitors is NOW OPEN!
The Application for Masterclasses is closed, selection process is completed.
The Sign-up for Workshops is NOW OPEN!
The Call for Proposals is closed, and a selection of presenters has been made.