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The viola principal subject classes of Marjolein Dispa, Nobuko Imai, Francien Schatborn, Sven Arne Tepl and Frederik Boits are supported by master classes of regular guest teacher Jürgen Kussmaul. In addition to regular public class recitals the department invites guest teachers every year to give master classes. Recent guest teachers have been: Garth Knox, Daniel Bard, Jane Rogers and Thomas Riebl.

Starting 2007, the department organizes the Amsterdam Viola Festival on alternating years, as of 2009 in combination with the National Viola Competition. 

Section representative: Francien Schatborn


Francien Schatbornsection representative & principal subject
Frederik Boitsprincipal subject
Marjolein Dispa principal subject
Nobuko Imai principal subject
Sven Arne Tepl principal subject
Wiesje Miedemamethodology