Matteo Gofriller 1710 - Viola

Played by Magnus Boye Hansen


Magnus Boye Hansen

My name is Magnus Boye Hansen and play the viola in the Oslo String Quartet.

To me, the best thing with this instrument is that it is a very versitile tool. The viola responds really fast to even the most subtle nuances, and when I play I get the feeling that there are no limits to what can be expressed, wich gives an enormous flexibility.

I often think that my viola somehow is my mentor, because every time I play on it, I feel I learn something new. It is also a quite small instrument, not a massive and heavy one. I am very lucky to be able to play on this very fine instrument.


Bach - Sarabande in d-minor


Dextra Musica/Richard Valencia