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Scott Slapin & Tanya Solomon

Scott Slapin was born into a family of musicians in 1974. He has written nine albums of chamber music for strings with performances by the Wistaria String Quartet, the Penn State Viola Ensemble, the American Viola Quartet, and the Slapin-Solomon Viola Duo. A former fellow at the Montalvo Arts Center in California, Scott has been commissioned by the Primrose International Viola Competition and the American Viola Society, and he served as committee member, judge, and performer for the inaugural Maurice Gardner Composition Competition. Scott's music is published by Violacentric Publications, Ourtext in London, Liben in Cincinnati, and the American Viola Society. Visit him on the web at

The award-winning Slapin-Solomon Duo has expanded the repertoire for viola duo through numerous premieres, commissions, recordings, and their own pioneering transcriptions. As one of the few long-term performing viola duos in the world--- now for over twenty years--- they have been featured at several international viola congresses and have made premiere recordings for the Eroica Classical Recordings, PVS, ISG, and the American Viola Society. Their debut CD "Sketches from the New World: American Viola Duos in the 21st Century" was hailed as 'absolutely brilliant' in Strad Magazine. As soloists, Scott and Tanya made the first complete recording of J.S. Bach's Unaccompanied Sonatas, Partitas and Suites (BWV 1001-1013) performed on viola. Entitled "Baroque Preludes, Dances and Fugues", this set encompasses all of Bach's solo music written for non-keyboard instruments. Visit them on the web at