Scott studied violin/viola with Barbara Barstow, Sally Peck, and Emanuel Vardi, and at eighteen was one of the youngest graduates of the Manhattan School of Music in New York City. He is a featured viola soloist on dozens of premiere recordings, and his playing has received critical acclaim in the American Record Guide, Fanfare, Mundo Clásico, Musical Opinion, and Strad. Scott is the first person to have recorded the complete cycle of J.S. Bach's Sonatas and Partitas on viola, and he can be heard playing solo Bach, Paganini Caprices, and his own compositions on various soundtracks for film and TV. He has given countless recitals and premiered solo works in such venues as Carnegie's Weill Hall and at international viola congresses. He was the solo violist in the New York City production of Orpheus In Love and gained orchestral experience playing in the Cincinnati and São Paulo Symphonies, among others. Scott and his wife, violist Tanya Solomon, met touring with the Philadelphia Virtuosi and have been performing as the award-winning Slapin-Solomon Viola Duo for more than twenty years. They make their home in western Massachusetts, where they teach privately.
For more information, visit www.scottslapin.com and www.violaduo.com.
"Slapin is a real virtuoso..."
American Record Guide
"...great talent not only as a violist but as a composer"
Journal of the American Viola Society
"Slapin's magnificent playing says 'Bring it on!'"
"Scott Slapin is great!"
“well-designed music…emotionally expressive and varied”
New Jersey Star Ledger
"the virtuosity and musicality of Scott Slapin's performances...surely cannot be improved upon."