Lutherie

  • Kustendyke
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    The Strad Calendar 2019: the ‘Kustendyke’ Stradivarius of 1699

    2018-10-24T13:39:00Z

    Our 2019 calendar brings together twelve of the finest instruments ever made by Antonio Stradivari, all of which were on display at the Tokyo Stradivarius Festival, where the video below was taken. Description by Alessandra Barabaschi

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    In focus: an 1859 violin by Nicolas-François Vuillaume

    2018-10-24T09:46:00Z

    Roland Baumgartner examines a violin representing a free interpretation of the work of Guarneri ‘del Gesù’, by J.B. Vuillaume’s younger brother [click ‘+’ to zoom]

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    Tokyo Stradivarius Festival: A Celebration of Genius

    2018-10-14T01:58:00Z

    Ending on Monday 15 October, the Tokyo Stradivarius Festival 2018 has brought together 21 of the finest Stradivari instruments from all over the world, together with some of the master’s tools and templates, an acoustic demonstration, and concerts performed on several of the instruments.

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    News

    Spanish luthier Ramon Pinto has died at 89

    2018-10-05T12:46:00Z

    He was director of the Casa Parramon stringed instrument workshop in Barcelona for over 40 years and founded the Spanish Master Luthiers Association

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    The secrets of the Brescian lutherie tradition

    2018-10-04T13:33:00Z

    While the Cremonese making tradition has been well documented, that of neighbouring Brescia has remained mysterious. Evan Davenport examines the available evidence for clues to the working methods of the region

  • Museo del violino
    News

    Winning luthiers announced at Cremona Triennale

    2018-10-01T11:15:00Z

    The International Violin Making Competition announces winners in categories for violin, viola, cello and double bass

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    In focus: a 1927 'Stroh' violin by Buffa Baretti

    2018-09-28T12:25:00Z

    In this article from the January 2012 issue of The Strad, Christopher Germain examines the history and construction of an unusual horn violin made in Trieste

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    In focus: an 1800 viola by Giovanni Gagliano

    2018-09-26T13:30:00Z

    Carlo Chiesa takes a look at a viola which makes up in warm and powerful sound what it may lack in luxury materials [click ‘+’ to zoom]

  • Oberlin Acoustics Workshop
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    VSA Oberlin Acoustics Workshop 2015

    2018-09-25T15:03:00Z

    Each year for one week, the international violin making community gathers at Oberlin to discuss the latest findings in acoustics under the guidance of researchers and renowned makers.  Tying in with the new Making Matters article in our October issue, on the Oberlin Bow Making Workshop and its

  • Nikolai Kittel bow
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    How do you copy a Kittel?

    2018-09-25T14:48:00Z

    Nikolai Kittel remains one of the most enigmatic bow makers, so when the assembled talents at this year’s Oberlin workshop set about making copies, they uncovered a host of interesting points, as Robert Ray explains