Updated: Apr 12, 2019
Viola is a four-wire and fretless instrument as violin. It is an instrument with a length of 66 cm bow.
It was found in the Middle ages and then developed. The Top cover is made from the pine tree. The maple pulleys surround the top and bottom covers.
It is believed that the first violas were produced in XVI century, at the same time in Brescia and Paris. Cremona School (XVII and XVIII century), where violin makers such as Amati, Stradivarius, Guernerius were raised, put violin manufacturing over the top.
Famous composers such as Ludwig van Beethoven, Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart chose to play Viola instead of violin. Viola is located in the middle of the field in the orchestra.