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Specializing in Music for Viola

Music of Michael Kimber


                  Photo by J. F. W. Kimber


“As a violist who also composes, I’m naturally inclined to write music that
I myself will enjoy playing. Sounding ‘contemporary’ is rarely my intent;
my ‘style’ depends upon the kind of music I’m writing. I find particular
inspiration in writing music evocative of other times and places, and every
time and place suggests its own unique style. Most importantly, I want my
music to communicate—to enable the performer to enjoy communicating
and the listener to take pleasure in experiencing—a broad range of emotions.
Music is not only to be heard; it is also to be felt.”
                     —Michael Kimber

Michael Kimber is a 2010 recipient of the American Viola Society’s
Founders Award in recognition of his compositions for viola.


I offer this somber rendition of the
National Anthem of the United States of America
to reflect the current sad state of this nation.
May we somehow survive these dark times.

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Unaccompanied Solos
Accompanied Solos
Pedagogical Music
Ensemble Music
String Orchestra Music

Thinking of copying music instead of purchasing it?
Please READ THIS.

Polish violist Marcin Murawski has recorded
eight CDs of Michael Kimber’s music.
Click HERE for more information about
these impressive CDs, including limited-time
discounts on the purchase of three or more CDs!
Here is a sample from CD #4:
the first three minutes of Night Music
for solo viola and string orchestra.

Here are some links to just some of the many
performances of Michael Kimber’s music on YouTube!

View a list of some of the
recent and upcoming performances
of Michael Kimber’s music.

If you are performing or have recently performed any of my music,
please email me at mkimber@centurylink.net with details
and I will be happy to list them! Free publicity for all of us!


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Please also have a look at the amazingly comfortable poly-pad
ergonomically contoured poly-foam shoulder rest for violin and viola
now in its 27th year and still growing in popularity!

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Updated November 7, 2018