The Dutch Viola Society is hosting the 45th International Viola Congress in Rotterdam (The Netherlands), 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 will be 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 and Atar Arad.
With its excellent facilities, international character, diverse audience groups and powerful cultural cooperating partners, Rotterdam is a perfect host city for the IVC 2018.