Scott Slapin is a violacentric composer and performer based in western Massachusetts and one half of the Slapin Solomon Viola Duo. His chamber compositions have been performed by scores of musicians throughout the Americas and Europe as well as at international competitions including the Primrose, Tertis, and ARD. His solo playing has received critical acclaim in such publications as the American Record Guide, Fanfare, Mundo Clasico, Musical Opinion, and Strad, among others.
Slapin has recorded five albums of his violacentric recital compositions, and preparations are currently in progress for a recording of his violacentric music for larger ensembles. He has also written educational materials for beginning string players. He has made the solo and duo premiere recordings of dozens of works by 20th and 21st Century composers and is the featured soloist for the first album produced by the American Viola Society, Premieres. Scott is also the first person to have recorded the complete cycle of Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas on viola.
Scott has performed in nearly every state in the US as well as throughout much of Europe and South America, and he has taught via Skype on five continents. He has given countless solo and duo recitals and has been featured on soundtracks to award-winning films as both soloist and composer. Slapin was the subject of a lengthy article in the Journal of the American Viola Society, he was profiled in Strings, his compositions have often been featured at violinist.com, and his recordings have been heard on radio stations throughout the US and abroad.