See here for the complete schedule of events.

Primrose International Viola Competition

This December, some of the world’s most promising young violists perform for a panel of judges as they vie for cash prizes and awards of over $30,000 USD. Click below for tickets to:

American Viola Society Mini-Fest

In conjunction with the Competition, the American Viola Society will host a Mini-Fest at the Colburn School on December 17-18. Master classes, recitals, and educational sessions and exhibitions comprise the Mini-Fest.  Free access is available for ticket holders attending the Quarter-, Semi-, or Final Rounds of the Primrose International Viola Competition as well as any member of the Southern California Viola Society or American Viola Society.


Proof of vaccination is required for all attendees. See the full list of safety protocols for more information.

Special Hotel Rates


Address: 200 South Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (just 2 blocks from Colburn)
Dates: December 9-21, 2021
Discounted rate: $109/night plus tax
Discount code: COLB (insert as “Promo Code” on website)
How to book: Go to or call (213) 621-4455 for reservations, and present the discount code above.


Address: 328 East 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (a 15-minute walk from Colburn; center of Little Tokyo)
Dates: December 11-19, 2021
Discounted rate: $115/night plus tax
Group code: 211211THEC
How to book: Go to, input dates and hit “Book Now/Modify,” and click on “Special Codes or Rates.” Click “Promo Code” on left and select “Group Code.” Input group code and hit “Apply.”


Address: 251 South Olive Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (2 buildings down from Colburn)
Dates: December 11-19, 2021
Discounted rate: $149/night plus tax (limited availability)
How to book: Click here to access the discounted rate.