Watch violinist/violist Violeta Vicci improvise on an octave viola, followed by the Sarabande from Bach’s Suite for solo cello in C minor. The instrument has special strings so that it plays in the same register as a cello.

Filmed at Silent Pool in Surrey as part of Vicci’s Live Music in Nature Series started during lockdown in 2020.

Read: Violeta Vicci: Mirror Images review, featured in the June 2021 issue

Read: Ja(zz)smine Rice – Violin Mysteries. : Chaconne from Partita no.2 BWV1004. Dinescu: Mtram. Meyer: Misterioso. Kaunzner: Jasmine Rice; Trois Nocturnes; Wintersonnenwende. Schnyder: The Four Winds