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  1. FIM (the international musicians union) is petitioning the EU government to make this happen in Europe as well. If you are a musician traveling in Europe, you can sign the petition here: https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/fair-treatment-for-musicians-traveling-on-planes-with-their-instruments
  2. As a dedicated visitor I have always read a topic that includes a CT opinion. CT comments always educate but also his warmth, sincerity and respect(even for curious lurkers) is easily found between the written lines... My warmest, caring thoughts to Craig and those closest to him. "Speedy recovery CT" .
  3. "Is your focus on what the violin is currently worth, or is it more a simple curiosity about the shop?" Yes, I am simply curious to find out what workshop is producing this label. How many luthiers are employed, how many master luthier(according to the German guild) and what other labels might they be producing i.e. same viola/different label. Perhaps it shall remain for ever a mystery(at least to me), as I'm sure the dealers here would prefer. That is all ok. I was just curious. Either way, I won't lose sleep
  4. A dealer in the USA I contacted gave me this info: "As per the maker we deal with these instruments are made start to finish in Germany and are not bought in the white from China. The wood is European and aged generally three to five years before they are used for making. The difference between the 'concert' and 'Virtuoso' Werners is that the Wood selection on the Virtuoso is more aesthetically pleasing. They both use wood that is aged about the same but the spruce is more choice as is the maple. As far as sound, I would say the the 'Virtuoso' is more focused and has better projection which in generic terms most people might say that it is a brighter sound. The modeling is a general Strad pattern. You don't start to see German shops use specific patterns until you are in the $6000 range on up."
  5. ok. Appreciate comments to my subject matter(nice not to be ignored) but.... Anyone have anything resembling an answer to my query?
  6. Yes. As I mentioned I had googled this subject and emailed a dealer. The "virtuoso" model I mentioned is $1600.00usd new, more if you want to add a bow. That aside, what I really wanted to find out is what German stringed instrument workshop, established in the 1980's, is currently producing Franz Werner instruments and what other labels may also be associated?
  7. LOL...Yes, true! But if I could afford a Benz I wouldn't have started this topic
  8. Well, a Franz Werner "Virtuoso" model viola goes for $1995.00usd (slightly less for violin) ....I emailed a dealer and was told that all Franz Werner stringed instruments were made in a German workshop that produces instruments under several labels BUT that dealers were under contract orders not to divulge what factory so as not to create conflict between dealers. He did hint that the workshop had been producing instruments since the 1980's. As a consumer, I would like to know what instruments, differently labeled, are form the same workshop using the same luthiers, same measurements/models, same varnish, etc. That would better give us consumers a better chance of getting the biggest bang for our buck, allowing us to compare labels, models, and prices of instruments all generated from this same workshop..Yes, No ?
  9. I also read somewhere that only 40% of the instruments making must be completed in Germany(under law) to be listed as "Made in Germany". This perhaps leads to a number of German workshops buying violins in white from Chinese and other sources...does this mean that German violin of yours is actually Chinese..?...hmm
  10. I'm trying to pin down the actual workshop that these stringed instruments are made in. I know that they are made in Germany...but, are they made as a whole by an individual luthier or is it a factory line type construction? Also, who owns the workshop and what other instruments (different labels) may be coming out of this exact particular workshop? A google search leads me nowhere...so, I turn to you guys
  11. By the way, I translate part(s) of the article to english at the end .... Í liðinni viku fékk fiðluleikarinn Elfa Rún Kristinsdóttir afhenta Rogeri-barokkfiðlu til afnota frá hollenska fjárfestingar- og styrktarsjóðnum 'Jumpstart'. Í liðinni viku fékk fiðluleikarinn Elfa Rún Kristinsdóttir afhenta Rogeri-barokkfiðlu til afnota frá hollenska fjárfestingar- og styrktarsjóðnum 'Jumpstart'. Fiðlan er metin á 43 milljónir, smíðuð 1699 af ítalska fiðlusmiðnum Giovanni Battista Rogeri frá Brescia, einum fremsta barokkfiðlusmið sögunnar, og þykir einstaklega hljómfögur. "Maður er nú alltaf passasamur með hljóðfærið sitt, en ég hef sérstakar gætur á henni þessari, þótt ég reyni að stressa mig ekki um of," segir Elfa þar sem hún heldur utan um tösku sem geymir hina 311 ára gömlu fiðlu um borð í þýskri hraðlest á leið í Svartaskóg. "Sjálf á ég tvær góðar fiðlur, en munurinn er stórkostlega mikill á þeim og þessari. Hún er svo yfirtónarík að því má líkja við að spila á hana í litlu herbergi en upplifa eins og að spila í kirkju því fiðlan sjálf er svo hljómmikil, öfugt við að yfirleitt endurómar kirkjuhvelfingin hljóminn. Því verður spennandi að kynnast henni betur," segir Elfa sem fyrsta kastið hefur fiðluna til umráða í tvö ár, en allt upp í níu ár. Mikil viðurkenning er innan alþjóðlega tónlistarheimsins að hljóta fiðlu frá Jumpstart. Ekki er unnt að sækja um hljóðfæri hjá sjóðnum, heldur er þrjátíu efnilegustu barokktónlistarmönnum heims boðið í árlegt prufuspil sem fimmtán manna alþjóðleg dómnefnd velur svo úr. "Þetta er auðvitað mikill heiður og frábært að fá að spila á svo gott hljóðfæri. Því verður gaman að sjá hvaða tækifæri hún gefur og hvaða dyr hún opnar," segir Elfa, sem vakið hefur heimsathygli fyrir fiðluleik sinn þrátt fyrir að vera aðeins 25 ára gömul. Átján ára útskrifaðist hún frá Listaháskóla Íslands og fluttist þá til Freiburg þar sem hún hóf nám hjá hinum þekkta fiðlukennara prófessor Rainer Kussmaul. Þar útskrifaðist Elfa með hæstu einkunn 2007. Árið 2006 sigraði Elfa svo eina virtustu keppni ungra fiðluleikara í heiminum, Johann Sebastian Bach-keppina í Leipzig og hlaut sama ár Íslensku tónlistarverðlaunin sem "bjartasta vonin" ásamt hvatningarverðlaunum evrópska menningarsjóðsins Pro Europa. I have translated part(s) of the article, as well as some background on the Icelandic violinist, Elfa Rún Kristinsdóttir. This past week violinist Elfa~ was given a Rogeri baroque violin from the Dutch sponsorship program, 'Jumpstart'. Its worth has been estimated at 43 Million Icelandic Kronur(385.000usd). It was made in 1699 by Italian luthier Giovanni Battista Rogeri from Brescia, one of the greatest baroque violin makers in history, and it is known especially for its beautiful sound. "One is always careful with instruments, but I am extra careful with this one, though I try not to be stressed about it," said Elfa, as she held to the case containing the 311 year old violin on a trip through the Black Forest on a speedtrain. "I own myself two fine violins but the difference is huge between them and this one." "This is of course a massive honor and great to get to play such an instrument. It will be exciting to see what opportunities it creates and what doors it will open," says Elfa, who has gained worldwide attention for her playing despite being only twenty-five years old. At eighteen Elfa graduated from The Icelandic University for the Arts and then moved to Freiburg to study under well known violin professor, Rainer Kussmaul. Elfa graduated with the highest honors in 2007. In 2006 Elfa won the prestigous 'Johann Sebastian Bach Competition' in Leipzig, as well as 'Iceland's Brightest Hope Award' in her homeland that same year.
  12. ...darn....another one I missed!!! thanks....that is funny.
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