okay i can’t believe i completely missed viola selfie day ! my phone’s sd card broke a couple of days ago so this is the only picture i have (but there are so many on my blog haha).
a little anecdote about how i ended up playing the viola: i really wanted to study flute or violin, but i didn’t do very well on the entrance exam to a music school when i was five/six, so they asked my mum if it was okay for me to start playing the viola. my mum told me it’s exactly like a violin, just a bit nicer so obviously i said yes. for the first two years i cried every time i practised because i hated it and really wanted to play the flute. when i was eight/nine i got to play in an orchestra for the first time and that’s when i fell in love with my instrument ! now i’m studying at a special youth programme at sibelius academy, so my viola and i have come a long way in these past twelve years 🎻
(my instrument is a 1990 ernst heinrich roth, it’s quite a small one because i’m tiny. the bow in this picture is an alfred knoll, my other one is a paesold. the two are very different but i love both !)