Here’s a primer describing some of the relevant bonafides you might run into the next time you’re exploring the works of modern violin makers.
Instruments, Bows, and Gear
Born of Redwood, Pinesap, and Cow Tendons: Andrew Carruthers’ Redwood Violin Project takes the ‘Go Local’ Mindset to Extremes
“Inspired by the ‘Go Local’ movement, which I really believe in, the initial idea was to build a violin out of materials from within in a 25-mile radius of my home."
One Violinist, One Violin… and Six Armed Guards: Francesca Dego on What It’s Like to Play Paganini’s ‘Il Cannone’
When Niccolò Paganini needed a powerful new violin, he found (or was given) an instrument by Guarneri del Gesù. He called it “Il Cannone” (the Cannon) and used it for the rest of his life.
Thomastik-Infeld is celebrating the Dominant’s golden anniversary by launching a new, related string set: the Dominant Pro.
D’Addario triggered a few shockwaves earlier this year when he announced that his New York–based business had acquired the Super-Sensitive Musical String Company.
“A one-piece cello back of beautiful, quartered maple is, well, dead sexy,” says Marilyn Wallin, a noted violin maker based in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Cellist Joshua Gindele began his cello studies at the age of three. He is now celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Miró Quartet, of which he is a founding member.
It's said that violin is for classical and jazz while fiddle is for folk, country, and bluegrass. but is that really true?
As modern players now recognize, Tourte’s bows, with a few small additions, have become the gold standard in bow design. But Tourte’s model is the culmination of a protracted search for a bow responsive to a variety of musical demands. The story of its development illustrates the interplay of influence among bows, instruments, and musical style.
By Greg Cahill | From the March-April 2021 issue of Strings magazineEric Aceto of Ithaca Stringed Instruments (ISI) grew up in a family of musicians and ar... Read More...