IVC2018 Vlog Report from ThatViolaKid

Our specially invited vlogger, Drew “ThatViolaKid” Forde, just released his YouTube vlog abut his experiences at IVC2018 in Rotterdam. Enjoy!

IVC2018 Crowdfunding Campaign Kicked-off: Help us!

dear violists,

we have started a short and ultra-intensive crowdfunding campaign to secure the last gaps in our budget. Go to our campaign page at voordekunst.nl, watch the completely mind-blowing campaign video, and… donate! Even small amounts are very very welcome!


And even if you cannot donate, please share this link with all your friends, and ask them to help! Explain how unique this congress is and, why it matters!

Workshop Sign-up Opened!

At long last – 2 weeks later than planned – we have now opened the Sign-up for IVC2018 Workshops! Sign-up is possible until November 15th. After that date, we will collect all the sign-up forms and assign people to their preferred workshops as far as possible.

Click on this link to proceed to the Workshops sign-up page.

Workshops sign-up postponed again…

Our apologies, Workshops sign-up has to be postponed again!
New date: October 15th (next Monday) …


Volunteer gathering postponed – now Sept. 25th!

Oud previously announced Volunteers meeting has been postponed until next week – Tuesday September 25th at 20:00!

We need lots of people for congress-related tasks already now, to help us spread flyers and stickers, to recruit host families, and to create various functional and decor items for the congress – so please come!

De Nieuwe Banier

Banierstraat 1, Rotterdam
(very close to Hofpleintheater!)

IVC2018 Call for Exhibitors – now OPEN!

At long last, we have opened the booking process for Exhibitors:Luthiers, bow makers, music publishers, vendors of musical accessories, organizations – you can now book exhibit space for IVC Rotterdam 2018 at a first-come, first-serve basis!

Go to the Call for Exhibitors to find out more about the possibilities … !


IVC2018 Early-bird registration period closing Sept. 1st!

The IVC2018 “early-bird” registration period, with savings on congress tickets of all categories, is closing on September 1st. So hurry to the IVC21018 Congress Registration page, and sign up for this fall’s uncontested #1 Viola Event!






PS. Registered “(Young) Delegates” have the unique chance to apply for Masterclasses until Sept. 15th, and to sign up for Workshops as of October 1st. Good reasons to Register now!


One Hundred Days to go!

Dear viola friends –

one hundred days until IVC2018 in Rotterdam!

The summer break is over for most of the IVC2018 team, and we are excited to start on the last leg of preparations for this year’s great VIOLA event!!! As of today, we have more than 150 registered participants … and still expecting many more! Here are some considerations for those of you still wondering how and why to participate:

  • If you haven’t already Registered, we advise you to do so now – the rates will increase as of Sept. 1st! -> follow this link.
  • Evening Concert tickets to be bought here!
  • Workshop offerings coming up – sign-up from October 1st!
  • Students: Apply before Sept. 15th for one of the fantastic Masterclasses!
  • Composers: The 4Viola composition contest is still open – submissions accepted until Oct. 15th! Register for the contest here.

So much work still to be done, but we’re going in with roaring engines for these last 100 days. Keep in touch!

Composition contest “4Viola” Announced!

Composers take note! In the context if IVC2018, a composition contest has been organized, open to professionals and amateurs (in separate categories). You can achieve what Beethoven never dared to write – a VIOLA QUARTET!

Go to the 4Viola Contest page for more information …