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Friday, November 23 • 13:00 - 14:00
Composers Workshop

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What does it mean to compose for the viola? What are the usual pitfalls and how to avoid them? Does the viola needs to be emancipated in today’s newly written repertoire? These and other questions will be discussed among composers and exemplified with scores by Berio, Kurtag, Benjamin and the host of this event, Leo Samama. A serious discussion among professionals and lovers of the viola, and for everyone if the viola really needs to remain first of all an instrument of swooning, elegiac melodies….

Moderator Leo Samama

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Leo Samama

Composer-in-Residence IVC2018
Leo Samama (1951) studied musicology at the University of Utrecht, and composition with Rudolf Escher. He is a much sought-after writer and speaker with a broad field of interests. His relation to the viola is rather a special one: His brother Emile Cantor is a professional violist... Read More →


Friday November 23, 2018 13:00 - 14:00 CET
Hofplein Rotterdam, Studio 4 Benthemstraat 13, 3032 CC Rotterdam, Netherlands

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