The starting point of working with students is the solo repertoire for viola from the Baroque, Classicism and Romanticism period and also compositions by Croatian composers. Analytical account of the compositions, with adjustments performing capacities of participants, will be the basis to work on the technical and performance problems, and principled approach to the viola as a solo instrument.


Prof. Wladimir Kossjanenko (Croatia), professor of viola, chamber music and string quartet at the Arts Academy in Split. He studied viola at the Conservatory in St.Petersburg (Russia), Royal Conservatory in Ghent (Belgium) and Universität für Darstellende Kunst Wien (Austria). He was a regular substitute with Vienna Philharmonic. He has performed in Europa, Asia, the United States, and South America in famous concert halls such as Carnegie HallMusikverein, Suntory Hall.

He was solo violist of Philharmonic Orchestra in Graz and member of the Viennese quartet Hugo Wolf. Among others, he is the winner of the European Prize for Chamber Music in Paris and Prize of the Austrian Radio. He gave masterclasses for viola and chamber music in UK, Netherland, Japan, Austria, France, Greece, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Croatia. He founded a String orchestra The Virtuosos of Split.