Viola workshops

Workshops 10 May and 1 June 2008

Tutor Robin Ireland

Saturday 10 May 2008

Viola workshop

Ensemble coaching

Photos Jack Littlewood
  • Viola ensemblesEnsemble
Bach - Prelude and Adagio 
Rameau - Two Dances
Handel - Alexander's Feast
Scott Joplin - Ragtime Dance


  • Focusing on the viola part in the context of a string quartet 

a) Study of the viola part of a quartet and a quintet movement in a group lesson 

Haydn - Op. 42, first movement
Mozart - Quintet in G minor, first slow movement
b) Observing or playing these parts within a quartet
  • Masterclass 

Karl Stamitz - Concerto in D for Viola, 2nd and 3rd movements

Anne-Cecile Mortamet being coached by Robin
Masterclass coaching

  • Technical class: articulation

  • Untutored viola ensemble playing in small groups

Group 1

Group 2

Group 3
  • Informal recital by Robin with Jack Littlewood (piano) 5.00-5.45pm
Marais - Five Old French Dances
Shostakovich - Sonata for Viola and Piano
Bach - second movement from Sonata No 3 in G minor


Sunday 1 June 2008
  • Individual ensemble coaching                           
  • Viola lessons



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