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  • Pierrick SARTRE Pisogne no cr
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    Swiss luthier Pierrick Sartre wins gold in Pisogne

    2013-10-03T00:00:00Z

    The gold medal at the 4th International Violin Making Competition of the Associazione Nazionale Liuteria Artistica Italiana (ANLAI) in Pisogne, Italy, has been won by Swiss luthier Pierrick Sartre. Silver went to Oh Dong Hyun, from South Korea, and Andreas Haensel, from Germany, took bronze. Extra medals were awarded to ...

  • China Competition
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    China's international lutherie competition announces results

    2013-09-18T00:00:00Z

    The results are in from the second China International Violin Making and Bow Making Competition, held in Beijing. In the violin division, the gold medal and 120,000 yuan (€14,500) prize went to Xiangwei Chen from China. Chen also won the silver medal. Bronze went to Min Sung Kim from Italy. ...

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    Focus

    The special art of decorated instruments

    2013-09-09T00:00:00Z

    The Strad Calendar 2014 features beautifully decorated instruments by some of the finest makers of all time. John Dilworth tracks the history of the noble tradition, through the makers featured

  • Violin perfume
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    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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    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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    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 ...

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    Violin, viola, cello and bow makers honoured at VSA competition

    2012-11-16T00:00:00Z

    Sixteen gold medals were awarded at the Violin Society of America’s international makers' competition held in Cleveland, Ohio, on 15 November. Feng Jiang, who is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, won gold medals for both tone and workmanship in the violin category – a feat that has occurred only once ...