If any contemporary violist continues to carry the torch of the composer-performer, it is Scott Slapin.
Journal of the American Viola Society
 

"Slapin is a real viola virtuoso..."
American Record Guide 
 

Slapin’s magnificient playing says ‘Bring it on!’
Fanfare 
 

The virtuosity and musicality of Scott Slapin’s performances…surely cannot be improved upon.
Musical Opinion
 

Scott Slapin is great!
Ruggiero Ricci  
 

"well-designed music...emotionally expressive and varied"
New Jersey Star Ledger

0:00 Bach Sonata No. 1 Fugue
0:39 Slapin South Hadley Mass (Adagio)
1:45 Lane Sonata No. 3 (Wind in the Trees)
2:30 Hindemith Sonata Op. 25, Nr. 1 (mvt 4)
3:02 Slapin Sonata in C for two violas (Andante)
4:10 Slapin Adventures in Ancestry (Part 1)
5:20 Slapin Intermezzo for two violas 

7:06 Paganini Caprice No. 3
7:50 Slapin Sonata in G for violin and viola (Allegretto)
8:31 Bach Partita No. 2 (Chaconne)
10:00 Kreisler Praeludium and Allegro
11:22 Slapin Lullaby
12:03 Paganini Caprice No. 10
12:35 Ernst The Last Rose of Summer

Bio

  

Scott Slapin with a painting by his teacher Emanuel Vardi



Scott Slapin's more than sixty Neo-Romantic, violacentric recital compositions have been performed by hundreds of string players throughout the world and can be heard on more than ten albums played by the Slapin-Solomon Duo, the Wistaria String Quartet, the Penn State Viola Ensemble, Viola Around the World, and the American Viola Quartet. Scott is also the first person to have recorded the complete set of J.S. Bach's Sonatas and Partitas (BWV 1001-1006) on viola and the solo violist for premiere recordings of recital works by Blanche Blood, Robert Cobert, John Woods Duke, Maurice Gardner, Richard Lane, Ivan Langstroth, Boris Pigovat, Frank Proto, Frederick Slee, and Gustav Strube. His playing has received critical acclaim in the American Record Guide, Fanfare, Mundo Clásico, Musical Opinion, and Strad, and he has been profiled in the Journal of the American Viola Society, Strings Magazine, and radio programs worldwide.

One of Scott's compositions

One of Scott's compositions

Scott with his Iizuka viola and violin and two paintings by William Sorrow

Scott with his Iizuka viola and violin and two paintings by William Sorrow