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Introduction to Contemporary Viola

In this new video series, London Sinfonietta players dive in to the nuances of contemporary performance on their instruments, and explore how they’re used in a contemporary setting. See the techniques and styles used in new music composition, with examples from a selection of the most renowned works of contemporary writing. 

This first episode sees Principal Violist Paul Silverthorne explore one of the most renowned pieces of contemporary writing for Viola with Luciano Berio's Sequenza VI. With further examples from Elisabeth Lutyens' delicate Echo of the Wind and Arthur Kampela's explorative piece Bridges. 

Published: 21 Feb 2020