The Viola Commissioning Circle
Viola Commissioning Circle
The Viola Commissioning Circle

Creating the Canon

Join the journey to create a new body of work

Lawrence Power | Mark Anthony Turnage

Creating the Canon

Join the journey to create a new body of work

Welcome to the Viola Commissiong Circle. The charity presents an exciting opportunity to become involved in the creation of a new body of work for the instrument.

V10LA: our project is to commission 10 Viola Concertos by 2030.

The first four of these have been written by Gerald Barry (premiered in 2019), Anders Hillborg (premiered in 2021), Cassandra Miller (premiered in 2023), and Magnus Lindberg (to be premiered in 2024).

Please do support our ongoing work to commission further concertos. Since its foundation in 2019, the VCC has commissioned works by Thomas Adès, Gerald Barry, Garth Knox, Thomas Larcher, Olli Mustonen, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Erkki-Sven Tüür, Huw Watkins, and Héloise Werner.

Some of these works have already been taken up by a future generation of violists and programmed internationally.

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Magnus Lindberg Viola Concerto

World premiere with Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Nicholas Collon

Wednesday 28th February 2024

Helsinki Music Centre
Event details

Cassandra Miller Viola Concerto

Lawrence Power performed the world premiere of Cassandra Miller's Viola Concerto on 11 March 2023 at Flagey with the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Ilan Volkov. The UK premiere was performed by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in April 2023 under John Storgårds.

Wigmore Hall Associate Artist

Lawrence Power is one of nine new Associate Artists appointed by Wigmore Hall Director John Gilhooly to mark the 120th anniversary of the Hall. This is a position he will hold until 2026.

Commissioned Composers

  • Thomas Adès
  • Gerald Barry
  • Anders Hillborg
  • Magnus Lindberg
  • Cassandra Miller
  • Lockdown commissions
Commissioned Works

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