ANU School of Music to present Canberra Viola Day

ANU School of Music to present Canberra Viola Day
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Wednesday 14 September 2022

Canberra Viola Day 2022 will be hosted by the Australian National University (ANU) School of Music 11am-3pm on Saturday 8 October, in collaboration with the Australian & New Zealand Viola Society (ANZVS).

This event will bring together ANU School of Music and Open School of Music viola students, ANZVS members, and other violists from across Canberra and the region with leading viola teachers.

The day will feature the following esteemed local violists and teachers:

Tor Frømyhr (Senior Lecturer in Classical Performance [Viola and Violin], Principal Viola and Concertmaster Emeritus - Canberra Symphony Orchestra)

Robert Harris (Former Principal Viola - Australian Chamber Orchestra)

Lucy Carrigy-Ryan (Viola - Canberra Symphony Orchestra)

Kirsten Knight (Head of Co-Curricular Music & Director of Strings - Radford College, Canberra)

John Ma (Violin, Viola and Viola d'amore)

Alina Zamfir (Viola - Canberra Symphony Orchestra)

Suitable for: all ages and all abilities

General registration: $40

ANZVS members: $20

School of Music/Open School of Music students: free registration

Registrations close COB Tuesday 4 October or when full. Registrations are limited to 50 places, so please ensure you apply as soon as possible!

Don't forget to bring your own lunch and water bottle!

The International Viola Society is the umbrella organization supporting national and regional groups of violists in twenty-one ‘National Sections’ on six continents, including the Australian & New Zealand Viola Society. As non-profit organisations IVS and ANZVS encourage and assist activities to serve all friends of the viola, including viola research, publications, performances and other events. Since 1973 the IVS Congress has visited forty-seven centres, most often in Europe and North America, also including Wellington NZ (2001) and Adelaide (in 2007), next in Thailand in June 2023 with another congress shaping up for Australia in 2024.

ANZVS, in addition to bi-annual print Journals, monthly viola newsletters, website and social media links, is increasingly committed to presenting viola gatherings: Café Violaperformance workshops, masterclasses, composition competitions, viola days (next in Canberra 8 October, Brisbane 5 November), viola weekends (most recently for the Newcastle Music Festival) conferences (previously in Melbourne and Sydney) and ANZVS programs contributed to an ongoing IVS monthly video series.

For further information on ANZVS, including membership, follow the link:

For further information on IVS, follow the link:


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