The International Viola Society has National sections in several countries and is encouraging the formation of more.
Guidelines for Forming an IVS section.


The IVS has sections as follows:

Australian and New Zealand Viola Society/
Te Hapori Whiora o Ahitereiriana me Aotearoa (New Zealand Maori)

Contact: Neil Shepherd - h.neil.shepherd
[at] xtra.co.nz

Brazilian Viola Society/Sociedade Brasileira de Viola de Arco
Contact: Carlos Aleixo dos Reis - carcen
[at] terra.com.br

British Viola Society
Contact: Louise Lansdown - louise.lansdown
[at] bcu.ac.uk

Canadian Viola Society/ Société canadienne de l'alto
Contact: Pemi Paull - info [at] canadianviolasociety.com

Chinese Viola Society/ Zhong Guo Zhongtiqin Xue Hui
Contact: Wing Ho - wingho8
[at] gmail.com

Dutch Viola Society
Contact: Karin Dolman - mail [at] dutchviolasociety.nl

Finnish Viola Society/ Suomen Alttoviuluseura
Contact: Atte Kilpeläinen - atte.kilpelainen [at] meta4.fi

French Viola Society/ L'Association les Amis de l'Alto (The Friends of the Viola)
Contact: Isabelle Lequien - isabelle.lequien [at] free.fr

German Viola Society/ Deutsche Viola-Gesellschaft
Contact: Susanne Isaak - mail
[at] viola-gesellschaft.de

Icelandic Viola Society / Norrænir Víolufélag
Contact: Sesselja Halldórsdóttir - sessel [at] ismennt.is

Italian Viola Society / Associazione Italiana della Viola
Contact: Dorotea Vismara - dorotea.vismara [at] outlook.com

Nigerian Viola Society
Contact: Ogunyemi Titus Oladimeji - titusviola
[at] yahoo.com

Polish Viola Society/Polskie Towarzystwo Altowiolowe
Contact: Boguslawa Hubisz-Sielska - ptal
[at] op.pl

Portuguese Viola Society / Associação Portuguesa da Viola d'Arco - APVDA
Contact: Jorge Alves - alvesjmc [at] hotmail.com

South African Viola Society/ Suid-Afrikaanse Altviool Vereniging
Contact: Lee Smith - lee.viool
[at] gmail.com

Spanish Viola Society/ Asociación española de amigos de la viola
(Spanish Association of Friends of the Viola)
Contact: Prof Luis Magín Muñiz Bascón - lumamubas35
[at] hotmail.com

Swiss Viola Society
Contact: Viacheslav Dinerchtein - v.dinerchtein [at] gmail.com

Thailand Viola Society
Contact: Danny Keasler - hindemith28 [at] gmail.com

IVS Friends

International Community Engagement Program 2010 in Laos

New York Viola Society
Contact: Ken Johnson - nyvs
[at] earthlink.net

Absolute Zero Viola Quartet
Contact: info
[at] absolutezeroviola4.com

National Youth Orchestra of Iraq
Lionel Tertis Competition