History in the Making

The Colburn School and the American Viola Society are proud to present the Primrose International Viola Competition from June 10 through 16, 2018. All live rounds will take place in Los Angeles, California. Click here to meet our 24 live round competitors!

We are pleased to announce that the 3 Finalists will have the opportunity to perform with the distinguished Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra on June 16, 2018.

Prizes to be Awarded









For Applicants

Founded in 1979 as the first international competition solely for violists, the Primrose International Viola Competition is proud of the rich history and legacy it promotes. The Competition has an international reputation for identifying the talent of tomorrow and is respected for its artistic and professional integrity. This year, 24 Quarter‐Finalists representing a broad spectrum of countries will be invited to compete for cash prizes and awards over $30,000 US dollars.


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