In his keynote speech Sam Zygmuntowicz delineated 'The Challenges for Today’s Violin Makers'
Aaron Boyd's presentation on The Question of Style in the history of performance. The slide reads: 'Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business and eventually degenerates into a racket' – Eric Hoffer
The convention also featured an exhibition of rare instruments from Venice
All instruments were handled carefully and over a table in case of accidents
Selected instruments were also used in some of the presentations
Marilyn Wallin presents Fan-Chia Tao with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Violin Society of America
Sam Zygmuntowicz and friends held an impromptu jamming session
The Violin Society of America’s annual convention took place from 7 to 9 November 2019. Speakers included SAm Zygmuntowicz, Philip Kass, Marilyn Wallin, Sarah Peck, Dustin Art Williams, Aaron Boyd, Matt Zeller, Chris Reuning, Chris Jacoby, Cmeron Robertson and Mary Jane Kwan. There were also panel discussions involving Antoine Nedelec, Christopher Germain and Rodney Mohr; Jerry Pasewicz, Shirley White, and Greg Sapp; Jeff Phillips, Bill Scott and Rodney Mohr; and Ute Zahn, and Julian Cossmann Cooke.
The German conceptual artist Ottmar Hörl poses next to some of his smiling sculptures representing the German composer Ludwig van Beethoven at Münsterplatz Square in Bonn, western Germany. Around 700 sculptures by the artist are displayed in the city until 2 June as part of the festivities to mark ...