I had been looking for a new viola for quite few years and I had tried all the instruments that passed my way. In September 2015, I was handed a viola that I completely fell for from the first minut. I brought it home and compared it with my Storioni and I also compared it too many old master instruments and new made ones. I played symphony and chamber music on it and decided to buy it. It is very easy and comfortable to play, it’s well balanced and has a round and complexed sound and it has an incredible volume in the hall. So now, I’m a lucky and happy owner of a beautiful viola built by Noémie Viaud.