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ViolaMANIA! 4.0 The Post-Election Edition happens at the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse 11-11-19
 
We’re back! Thanks to San Francisco Chamber Orchestra's Classical at the Freight, ViolaMANIA 4, The Post-Election Edition, promises to be our biggest and best violafest yet. The Northern California Viola Society invites you to bring a viola for $1 off admission and join us in our latest attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records for the Most Violists Playing Together.  Hear the Bay Area’s top violists and learn a few new viola jokes.  Don’t miss the fun and great viola ensemble music. See the ViolaMANIA page for more info

 
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The 2019 YVC winners:  
1st Place - Sophia Ines Valenti (Santa Rosa)
2nd Place, Best Bach and Best New Piece -Sydney Whipple (Oakland)
3rd Place - Vincenzo Calcagno - (Vallejo)

The Northern California Viola Society was honored to host the talented young Finalists who performed with Collaborative Pianist Extraordinaire, Lori Lack, on the afternoon of March 10th, 2019 at the San Francisco Community Music Center for our Young Violists Competition.

The six finalists and hometowns (in alphabetical order):

Vincenzo Calcagno - (Vallejo)
Emily Hwang -  (Palo Alto)
Shinwho Kwun- (San Ramon)
Yannie - (Redwood City)
Sophia Ines Valenti (Santa Rosa)
Sydney Whipple - (Oakland)

Congratulations to our finalists, and thank you to all the talented young violists who applied and sent in recorded auditions. Northern California has a young violist population to be proud of! The NCVS panel were impressed with the quality of all the applicants.

2019 NCVS YVC Details
March 10th
2:00-4:00pm
Awards, reception-4:30
(12pm finalists warm-up)
Community Music Center
544 Capp St., San Francisco

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2019 NCVS YVC JUDGES
Ruth Ellen Rose, Violist with Earplay, Professor at UC Davis and UC Berkeley
Dr. Tom Tatton, former president of the American Viola Society
Patricia Whaley, Principal Violist with Symphony Silicon Valley

Each Finalist performed one movement of solo Bach and a movement from a concerto or sonata, plus our composition competition winning piece, "Out of Mud" by Denise Ondishko.

LOOK Out for news about 2020 YVC in the Fall and start practicing!


Email ncvs@norcalviola.org with questions.