Violist Paul Coletti, on faculty at the Colburn School Conservatory of Music, has personally selected the latest viola by Eric Benning to be owned in the Colburn School's collection. The 16 1/4" viola was made on a Stradivarius pattern with a gorgeous one-piece, Bosnian maple back with a strong, pillowy flame. The ribs and scroll are of matching wood. This viola has a powerfully rich tone which penetrates beautifully. Eric Benning would like to thank personally, Mr. Paul Coletti for his support and encouragement for his work.