2024 Viol School

Dear Australian Viola da Gamba Society members and friends,

It gives me great delight to announce that we will be holding the annual National Viol School in Melbourne at Carlton North Primary School on the King’s Birthday long weekend.
8-10 June 2024
Carlton North Primary School
Lee Street
Carlton North 3054
We will bring you more information shortly.
Stay tuned and happy violing.
Reidun Turner
President AVdGS

2024 Membership

Happy New Year

Memberships for 2024 are now open and can be completed online through TryBooking.
Once you have renewed your membership your access to the Members Only of our website will be updated.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Membership gives you lots of benefits:
  • Access to online viol videos, including lectures on viol related topics, deep dives into some of our favourite viol music, and viol playing techniques.
  • Online viol-related news
  • National Viol School
  • Public liability insurance for consort events where all participants are paid members

2023 Annual Viol School

The Annual Viol School is just around the corner and we hope you can join using Beechworth this year!

Friday 7th April – Monday 10th April 2023
Beechworth Secondary College, Beechworth VIC

As well as a gorgeous location, we are very excited to have secured a stellar line up of tutors: Joshua Keller (USA), Pippa Macmillan (UK, Canada), Laura Moore, Lizzy Welsh and John Weretka.

As this school is being held over the Easter long weekend and Beechworth is a popular tourist destination for that time of year, please don’t delay in securing accommodation. As outlined in the attached document, there are options for accommodation in the Beechworth surrounds that may also be suitable.

We also plan to run a partner’s program taking full advantage of all the fabulous activities in the local area.

Click here for detailed information

Please follow this link for the ONLINE ENROLMENT FORM:

We hope to see you there!
Reidun Turner
President and Musical Director, Viol School 2023


Newsletter: Concert Review – Croissants & Whiskey 25 November, 2022

Review of Croissants & Whiskey concert at Tempo Rubato, Friday November 25, 2022

“Croissants & Whiskey” is the engaging name of a newly formed quartet, whose members and instruments are:
Joy Lee: harpsichord
Ryan Williams: recorders
Katie Yap: baroque viola
Miranda Hill: G violone

(All this, and more details, can be found on their web page https://croissantsandwhiskey.com.)  All four players are expert instrumentalists as well as being highly sensitive musicians.  Their inaugural concert was earlier in 2022.

Read the full article HERE