All luthier articles – Page 2

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    News

    Violinist Leonidas Kavakos sues luthier for snapping $80,000 bow

    2015-01-07T00:00:00Z

    The artist took his bow to a violin shop in California to investigate the cause of a curvature

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    Blogs

    Making a double bass

    2014-02-11T00:00:00Z

    Constructing a double bass brings with it challenges of design and method, size and sound, cost and travel – as experienced German-based British luthier Roger Hargrave found when making his first bass

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    Article

    Swiss violin maker identifies rare Bergonzi violin

    2013-11-26T00:00:00Z

    A violin maker and dealer based in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, has identified the only known full-size violin by Zosimo Bergonzi (1724–79). Zosimo was the son of the great Cremonese luthier Carlo Bergonzi, and the brother of Michel Angelo Bergonzi. Up until now the only evidence of Zosimo's ...

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    Focus

    What happened at the 2013 China International Violin and Bow Making Competition

    2013-10-07T00:00:00Z

    With an array of experts in attendance, Beijing's international violin and bow making competition was an engrossing affair. Nancy Pellegrini hears a range of views on the industry, and China's growing position within it

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    Article

    Eau de violin shop: luthier launches workplace-inspired fragrance

    2013-09-08T00:00:00Z

    Cremona luthier Edgar Russ has a new and unusual product sideline: perfume. The violin maker is launching a scent that he says is inspired by the aromas of a luthier's workshop. Russ's fiancée came up with the idea four years ago, and the violin maker collaborated with Guy Bouchara, a ...

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    Newark students complete late maker's cello in two-week project

    2013-07-24T00:00:00Z

    In a special project to benefit the UK-based Rowan Armour-Brown (RAB) Trust, a group of students from the Newark School of Violin Making have completed an unfinished cello by Brian Laurence, who died in 2012. Laurence, who was based in Doncaster, began making the cello in 1989 when ...

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    Article

    French violin expert Étienne Vatelot dies aged 87

    2013-07-14T00:00:00Z

    French violin expert and luthier Étienne Vatelot died on 13 July at the age of 87. In a career that spanned almost eight decades, he became a world-renowned expert on stringed instruments and bows, serving as president of the French Association of String Instrument and Bow Makers, ...

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    Debate

    Embrace the difference

    2013-06-30T00:00:00Z

    Luthiers often have more experience than players of Baroque instruments and bows. So, says US bow maker David Hawthorne, they should be fearless in producing authentic equipment to enlighten and inform

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    Article

    Luthier documentaries focus on Italian tradition and a Catalan's unusual violins

    2013-06-19T00:00:00Z

    Four contemporary Italian violin makers and a Catalan luthier who created violins with sympathetic strings are the subjects of two new documentaries currently in production. Parma luthier Andrea Zanrè and art historian Paolo Parmiggiani are making a film about the lives and careers of four ...