Event Concerts and Performances Richard O'Neill, Viola and Jeremy Denk, Piano

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Part of Concerts from the Library of Congress

The event is free, but tickets are required, and there may be special restrictions. Click the "Get Tickets" link below for more information and to secure your ticket.

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Voila! Feel the magic as classics of the viola repertoire come to life in the hands of Richard O’Neill and Jeremy Denk, with a little help from the Library’s Tuscan-Medici Stradivari viola.

Come for an evening of memorable music-making by two brilliant, adventurous artists. Longtime chamber music partners who are both Grammy winners and recipients of the Avery Fisher Prize, among many other distinctions. Before the concert, join us for a pre-concert conversation with the artists at 6:30 p.m. in the Whittall Pavilion. 

Richard O’Neill and Jeremy Denk bring a program of landmark works for the viola, two composed by master violists better known today as composers: Rebecca Clarke and Paul Hindemith. Expect a searing performance of Clarke’s eloquent 1919 sonata, now a classic in the repertoire. A third star appearing in this concert is the Library’s 1690 magnificent Tuscan-Medici viola, on loan from the Tuscan Corporation, one of only a handful of Stradivari violas in existence.  

Be sure to check this page for additional content like conversations with the artists, program notes, links to library resources and more.

This concert was rescheduled from the 2022/23 season, due to repairs of the Coolidge Auditorium. Tickets from the previous date will not be honored. All interested in attending must register for the new date.


  • Richard O’Neill

  • Jeremy Denk




Sonata for Viola and Piano, op. 11/4

Cello Suite no. 3 in C major, BWV 1009 (version for viola)

Sonata for Viola and Piano 


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