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Viola players gather for contest

Top viola players from around the world are on the Island for an international competition in Port Erin.

The Xlth Lionel Tertis International Viola Festival and Competition takes place at the Erin Arts Centre over the next week.

This year sees 38 entries from the Far East, USA, and Europe competing for a top prize of £7,000 and a recital in London through the Philharmonia Orchestra.

The final takes place on Saturday, March 23 at 7pm at the centre.

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