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Track 1: Duo for two violas by Rolla
Track 2: Nocturne for two violas by Scott Slapin

...the playing is of a ferocious virtuosity...the astonishing thing is how equally at home the Slapin-Solomon duo appears in any given type of repertoire.” - Colin Clarke

Fanfare Magazine

As one of the few long-term viola duos in the world, Scott Slapin and Tanya Solomon have expanded the repertoire for two violas through numerous premieres, commissions, recordings, and their own pioneering transcriptions. They can be heard on The Slapin-Solomon Viola Duo: A Twenty-Year Retrospective, which draws from more than ten of their duo albums originally released on the Eroica Classical Recordings, Pioneer Valley Strings, and Violacentric Productions labels. They have also recorded for ISG and the American Viola Society.

Their playing has garnered critical acclaim in such publications as FanfareStrad, Interlude, the New York Violist, the All Music Guide, and the journals of the American and Canadian Viola Societies. They have premiered and recorded duos by such diverse composers as Gerald Busby, Robert Cobert, Richard Lane, Rachel Matthews, Patrick Neher, Frank Proto, and David Rimelis, and their debut CD 'Sketches from the New World' was hailed as "absolutely brilliant" in Strad Magazine. 

Scott and Tanya taught in Massachusetts at Mount Holyoke and Amherst colleges, respectively, and have extensive experience performing as soloists, chamber musicians, and as members of full-time orchestras. They have performed together at international viola congresses and premiered dozens of Scott's own compositions, including his popular Nocturne, which can be heard in the final scenes of the award-winning docudrama Secret Life, Secret Death. They won 'Best Chamber Performance of 2008' at the Big Easy Entertainment Awards in New Orleans.

After more than two decades of duo recitals, the Slapin-Solomon Viola Duo has retired from public performances to focus on teaching viola and violin worldwide via Skype. Scott and Tanya bring their broad knowledge of the musical world to students ranging in age from eight to eighty and in ability from beginners to advanced professionals. Scott also teaches composition. (Click here for some of their Technique Tips at YouTube.)

This is at once a celebration of a viola duo, and a celebration of the viola itself.” - Colin Clarke

Fanfare Magazine

As a duo, Scott and Tanya have expanded the repertoire for two violas through premieres, commissions, recordings, and their own incredible transcriptions...” - Christina Ebersohl-Van Scyoc

The Journal of the American Viola Society