Three Études For Viola was composed by American composer and arranger Nico Muhly. Written for Nadia Sirot one of Muhly's friends.
Three Études For Viola was designed as performance pieces as well as practice, the Études help to deal with the messy fifth-based string crossings Muhly's harmonic language sometimes outlines.
These three études can be performed in any order, all together, or singularly. The pre-recorded material for Three Études For Viola should be mixed in such a way that the Viola rides in the middle of the texture. Étude 2, however, should favour the solo Viola.