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  1. https://tarisio.com/auctions/auction/lot/?csid=2199617536&cpid=3812802560&filter_key= Only 3 Bids? No mention of it here on the threads re this current auction that I could find.... Has anyone tried it at the auction? How does it sound? (We know the workmanship is beyond reproach. )
  2. Yes; a friend's daughter who qualified for CalArts, but in the end didn't even apply, as Cal Arts is not only seemingly not SoCal, but so far away it is considered out in the sticks, way far (Valencia, CA). There is nothing of consequence around it, sadly. I heard Kim's first concerto (though not a World premier, it was a west of the rockies premier, he played it here with Santa Monica Symphony (free for all), then we all (orchestra and friends) went out drinking... :-) I have heard at least one of Marsallis's oeuvres, but don't quite remember where. Prob a PBS speccial or some such? I think Kim is also very innovative, especially when he does some rock n roll, but semi-classical style without abandoning rock roots (the Doors, Deep Purple, etc. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ixLgdSD43Y With harmonics, bow, and other new and newish techniques, he gets the violin to sound like an electric guitar.... His intonation is spot on. I have heard him practice. He is a perfectionist, and practices incessantly. It drove everyone crazy in the house where he was staying...
  3. Mind blown. Fantastic 4 part harmonies/harmonics. Thumb stuff. Bow arm. I have seen him live several times, including at a private party. Nyahaha, go practice. :-) lulz Maybe move to Socal or Germany?
  4. This can only be considered a careless listing at best? At worst, mis-representation. Never mind maker and age...Even something as simple as accurate description... The first listing's fine tuners look old, and are inconsistent types (not even mentioning most would remove all but E tuner, and put a top mounted fine tuner on instead to leave a longer afterlength)... The seller specifically states that there are new Pirastro strings, but the pictures are with old, worn strings of different manufacturers...
  5. This had been reported elsewhere, but I saw it again here: https://slippedisc.com/2022/04/just-in-russians-destroy-tchaikovsky-house/ This war is not only a humanitarian and societal tragedy, but is also turning into a cultural abomination as well. Doesn't Russia claim Tchaikovsky as one of their own? Is P**** rejecting him because many think he was gay? Or did some off the sacked generals include the one responsible for the house destruction?
  6. Agree, hasn't changed as much as I thought it might have changed. Has anyone seeen this? Does it open in the States?
  7. From the trailer, a film by Ina Weisse - Das Vorspiel- here: https://slippedisc.com/2022/04/how-merciless-is-your-violin-teacher/ I have seen more than a few teachers like this.... Art imitating life? I would guess this behavior doesn't fly now, but we keep hearing stories on Mnet of "mercilesss" teachers (and worse)... Nevertheless, the trailer looks interesting. How many times did I miss the bus or carpool as a youth? A perfectly reasonable excuse, imho.
  8. The higher end and select models of "Scott Cao" are made in the good ol' USA. I have been to the workshop previously, and later, his attached workshop and saw fiddles being made in both places, as well as a number of assistants.
  9. Yes, I rather enjoyed Skinners - mix of old fashioned auction and new digital capabilities; bigger than a regional house but smaller than the major music houses; and so every often...bargains! Plus I tend to visit Beantown much more often than New Yawk. What does anyone else think? Ya, Yogic, ya beat me to the post. :-(
  10. Sorry Rue, I meant Fingerboard. This is the Pegbox.
  11. I posted this already, days ago... But in The Fingerboard, which is where I thought it should be? https://maestronet.com/forum/index.php?/topic/351483-violins-and-violinists-in-support-of-ukraine/
  12. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQSIeD-x6dQ see: : : http://ViolinistsSupportUkraine.com/ and one may participate: http://violinistssupportukraine.com/participate/ Maybe we can hear Carl play this?
  13. So...Where is the Davidoff strad? Japan? Russia, with an oligarch? New documentary: https://www.robertfeder.com/2022/02/11/abc-7-documentary-strings-together-classic-whodunit-stolen-violin/ https://tarisio.com/cozio-archive/property/?ID=40119
  14. Alex DePue died in a car accident in Mexico, apparently. https://www.wtol.com/article/news/local/musician-alex-depue-killed-in-car-crash/512-ff51afb4-ee8a-4590-8bef-61268c3125d4 and https://bgindependentmedia.org/car-crash-in-mexico-claims-life-of-alex-depue/ He was a favorite of mine - I had seen him perform locally several times... https://www.youtube.com/user/friendofthefiddler/videos He was known for Owner of a Lonely Heart: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owQ8KxM5ubM
  15. Honestly when I read this I was thinking Seven of Nine... But I digress. What do you make of this? https://slippedisc.com/2022/01/string-quartet-hires-its-sixth-first-violin/ Is this that unusual?
  16. Here's volume II: https://archive.org/details/manufacturevarn00mcingoog/page/n7/mode/2up
  17. Here's another source (this for vol III) that might work: https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.37072/mode/2up
  18. Try joerobson's varnishing course. Seriously. Not only do you get Joe's great lectures, but he has a bevy of talented associates who help with practical advice and suggestions. When I went, there was Todd Goldenberg and Marilyn Wallin, both of whom have been known to frequent this illustrious depraved decadent forum, and who were extra helpful to me. You will *never* look at varnish the same way again. Sorta like Scuba diving instructor courses - first lecture is, "Welcome to the last fun dive you will ever make." Same here - you will *never* look at varnish the same way again, without analyzing it, thinking of how to duplicate it, looking at the chatoyance, or birefrigance caused by the wood treatment, varnish, and grain lines, reflections and dichroism. It's only a week of intense study. Varnishing isn't hard, but lots of details, and Joe has spent a lifetime trying to sort it out, and crams much of that info into a week. Go!
  19. Does anyone know the reason why this was seized? https://slippedisc.com/2021/12/musicians-consider-a-ban-on-moldavia-over-violin-seizure/ Remind me to cross Moldavia off my bucket list when COVID is no longer a concern...
  20. I had heard of Marten Cornellisen (Northanpton) in my college days. Everyone in the 3 college (combined) orchestra in the Valley (Pioneer) wanted an instrument by him. I couldn't afford it until years and years later. Mine is from the 1980's: not super precise, but sounds good. I am so sad to hear of his passing.
  21. @Stephen Fine Jim Gaffigan, the comedian???
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