All Making articles – Page 7

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    The special art of decorated instruments


    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

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    Eau de violin shop: luthier launches workplace-inspired fragrance


    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


    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 he ...

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    French violin expert Étienne Vatelot dies aged 87


    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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    Embrace the difference


    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


    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 of ...

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


    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 ...