Pic of the week: a new use for the viola

Pic of the week: a new use for the viola


norman lebrecht

September 18, 2015

sarah niblack

Good morning, Sarah Niblack, viola player and artistic director of Classical Revolution France.

photo: Camille Cier


  • Brian says:

    But Lara St. John was there first. What’s old is new again, I guess:


  • V.Lind says:

    Goodness: it’s really dress-down Friday at Slipped Disc!

  • Doug says:

    Too bad I can’t use one to cover up my ears.

  • Jonathan M. Dunsby says:

    With this and the pic for the porn composer earlier today, it’s getting impossible to read SD at work. I think the webmaster needs to take a cold shower.

  • David Boxwell says:

    I’ll me more impressed when a performer does this with a double bass.

  • Anonymous coward says:

    Good job she doesn’t play the piccolo.

  • Leslie Harlow says:

    No one loves the viola more than I do. That said, I designed this t-shirt this morning because violists are the most well-adjusted musicians there are and we can laugh at our own jokes.


  • PickledCabbage says:

    Someone should have planned her laundry days more carefully.

  • sixtus says:

    I wonder if her instrument is strung with a double-D string, in US bra-size nomenclature. At least it has a G string.

  • Dominique says:

    Violas come in different sizes, typically 13” to 16”. Maybe was she ill-advised to take such a big one, smaller violas being easier to play?

  • Rosana martins says:

    Does the record company really believe that it will sell more CDs? I don’t care whether she needs a piccolo, a violin or a viola to cover herself. It’s plain bad taste!