We’re looking for the best gifts for violists and anyone who loves the beautiful sound of the viola. Choose from classical and contemporary music, T-shirts, trinket boxes, colorful buttons, ceramic ornaments, posters, and more unique viola gifts.
Woman with Viola
Watercolor by Mark Ashkenazi
Canvas Art Print
You’ll love the music of String Planet, a collaboration between Chapman Stick player Larry Tuttle and violist Novi Novog. Their music is filled with hooks, memorable themes, and compelling rhythms. Novi is one of the top session musicians in Los Angeles. Her long list of credits includes solos on Prince’s “Purple Rain” and “Raspberry Beret,” and The Doobie Brothers’ “Black Water.”
Hinged Trinket Boxes
Crafted from finely cut crystal jewels and hand-painted enamel, these stunning string instrument figurines open to reveal a secret compartment. Make your gift even more special and conceal a ring or other small precious object inside the compartment. Violists and music lovers will love these miniature works of art. Click on any item to see more views of these exquisite viola figurines. Each is handsomely gift boxed, so there’s no need to wrap.
Shirts are always a popular gift with people of all ages. Click on any design to see the full selection of colors, styles, and sizes available. You’ll have no trouble finding the perfect gift for your favorite violist or string instrument fan.
These beautiful ceramic ornaments are available in a variety of shapes, including round, oval, star, heart, and T-shirt. Each keepsake ornament includes a strand of gold thread for easy display.
Buttons are a fun and inexpensive gift idea for musicians and music lovers. Standard size square buttons measure 2 inches by 2 inches. The designs are printed on 100% recycled paper and covered with scratch and UV-resistant Mylar for years of use and enjoyment. Some designs allow you to choose a different background color for a customized button gift.
What is a Viola?
Dust in the Wind
Performed by Kansas (2009)
Written by Kansas band member Kerry Livgren in 1977, Dust in the Wind is one of a handful of pop songs featuring the viola. In this live version recorded nearly four decades later, the band shares the stage with a full string orchestra. Lead vocalist Steve Walsh hits every note!
Comedian, Conductor, and Pianist Victor Borge
The difference between a violin and a viola is that a viola burns longer.