Michael K.

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  1. Was a pleasure for me too. Such a nice and funny time we had at the Via Mercatello outside with Wine and Food. Hope this come again. Happy Eastern to all! Michael: Say hi to your wife, and when all is over and the time allow, please come over to us. We are just a jump away.
  2. Thank you so much. I was waiting for this a long time
  3. A year without Cremona for me.....impossible.
  4. Not only VSA! I guess no Mondomusica in Cremona and China Music in Shanghai as well. I could be wrong but this all has also a strong influence in peoples mind even if all goes down quick. Many would be still worry to travel larger distance. What if I suddenly fell ill of Covid-19 in foreign countrys? (Yes anything can happen). And people will think twice now for what they spend money. The whole Violinbusiness will get hammered this year and probably the next as well. And as long as there is no vaccine for everyone around the world, our lives and actions will be limited.
  5. I have contact to some makers in Cremona. So far i know nobody of them is infected right now. Happy are those who have their workshop at home. Some packed tools and materials in the last day before lockdown and work from their home. Others are very worry, sitting at home and can do nothing. Of course their are no dealers and customers in the city. Business seems to be down complete.
  6. I use Canon 24-105 lens too for taking photos of my instruments together with 4 Studioflashlights. But in my experience i find big Umbrellas better as Softboxes.
  7. Very fine Instruments. Worked with Stefan-Peter Greiner. https://www.paschviolins.com/kopie-von-home
  8. Yes I do tape tones on Cellos.
  9. Sorry for my late answer. Well i don´t know where to find, but you can contact him. He works with his daughter Adele above the Lago Maggiore. (include the amazing view over the Lake. http://www.associazioneali.it/en/socien/sbernini-luca-65.html
  10. Where does the information come from it could be a Giuseppe Fiorini? Never heard of a Rieger-Fiorini collaboration.
  11. Please show a photo of the complete knife.
  12. I think with new Instruments it depends with the color of the varnish and choice of pegs. On brighter colors with Boxwood fittings i prefer to varnish the Pegbox in the same as the whole Instrument. Furthermore a question of a personal taste .
  13. Thank you for your nice words. So I will posting allways from my work.
  14. The Winner Violins the past three VSA competitions were all strong antiqued.
  15. There are some instruments they get into the second round with 0-1-1. But in the score-sheet you find some where exact the „0“ judge give highest points then in the second round for the same Instrument. This is quite a bid strange to me.
  16. Attached is the score for the Violin. Two of three workmanship-judges were in the opinion it is not for the second round where the Instruments get closer look and points. Just a quick view.... Good bye.