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Offline ElliotViola

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UK Violist, Composer and Coffee lover, aged 17
« on: February 28, 2012, 04:38:39 AM »
Dear all,

I'm a young Violist, looking to spread the love of the instrument to all those ignorant people out there who think it's smaller than a violin...

No really, a lot of people do. I've had it loads.

Bit of background, I am 17, lived in Brighton, UK all of my life, and am INCREDIBLY stoked about the upcoming Igudesman and Joo concert at the Cadogan hall on the 9th March (seriously, go and check them out if you don't know them: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifKKlhYF53w and buy a ticket here: www.cadoganhall.com/showpage.php?pid=1677 ) :P

I compose in the Romantic style, and love Liszt, Rachmanninov, and also Bartok and Scriabin. I'm also rather enamoured with Arnold Bax.

Anyway, I'm hoping that we can have many many amazing discussions on this fantastic-looking forum. Long live Bach!
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Re: UK Violist, Composer and Coffee lover, aged 17
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2012, 06:13:55 AM »
Welcome to the forum Elliot.
I hope you like Mahler Sibelius  8)
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Re: UK Violist, Composer and Coffee lover, aged 17
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2012, 06:18:49 AM »
Welcome! I'm sure you'll have a fine time here.

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Re: UK Violist, Composer and Coffee lover, aged 17
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2012, 06:28:08 AM »
Welcome and enjoy! I recently ordered a disc of Viola works by Vaughan Williams and McEwen (a Lethe rec I think), which looks quite interesting.

Question: Why are viola jokes so short?
Answer: So violinists can understand them! :)
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Re: UK Violist, Composer and Coffee lover, aged 17
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2012, 07:31:47 AM »
Welcome, I hope you will enjoy the forum! :) That's great you play the viola, it is a beautiful instrument, with an ecnhanting sound.

So glad to hear you love Liszt and Rachmaninov, they are two of my absolute favourite composers; also Bach is amazing though. I think we can get on well. ;D

I hope you like Mahler Sibelius  8)
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Re: UK Violist, Composer and Coffee lover, aged 17
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2012, 09:34:22 AM »
Welcome, welcome. :)

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Re: UK Violist, Composer and Coffee lover, aged 17
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2012, 10:00:59 AM »
Hello and welcome!

First things first: I hope you like Mahler! :D

Oh, I love the viola so much! One of my favourite instruments perhaps, such a beautiful tone!

I am also a composer, and at the age of 14, it is my ambition to be a composer and conductor for my life! There's a good section of the forum dedicated to it's composers called 'Composing and Performing'. Hopefully you'll make your own page there sometime. Mine is called 'Hogan's Home'. :) I hope we can hear some of your music soon! I also used to compose in the romantic style, and still can't stop myself from doing so sometimes. And the composers you mention are some of my favourites, so we should get along well! :)

Thanks for the introduction, Elliot!
Best Wishes,
Daniel

p.s Tea is amazing! ;D
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Re: UK Violist, Composer and Coffee lover, aged 17
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2012, 07:29:05 PM »
Welcome to the forum! To steal North Star's joke: I hope you like Mahler Shostakovich. ;D
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Re: UK Violist, Composer and Coffee lover, aged 17
« Reply #8 on: February 29, 2012, 11:27:48 PM »
Hi there Elliot. Greetings from Vienna, Austria. Welcome to the forum.

"There are far worse things awaiting man than death."

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Re: UK Violist, Composer and Coffee lover, aged 17
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2012, 02:57:47 PM »
Welcome to the forum. My favorite viola-heavy work is Bartók's Viola Concerto.
Orgullosamente diletante.

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Re: UK Violist, Composer and Coffee lover, aged 17
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2012, 03:05:03 PM »
Greetings, and welcome!

I hope you like Sonny & Cher.  ;D

And I love the Viola, Berlioz Harold in Italy, Shoenfield's Viola Concerto, Britten's Lachrymae ...all brilliant.

I look forward to chatting with you!


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