Ethan Ford Heath

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  1. I missed the registration DL for the convention; does anyone know whether the convention recordings would be available to lapsed VSA members who re-join now?
  2. How old and/or tall is this student you are building for?
  3. I wear the varnish right off there within a month or two of professional playing, and then sweat starts attacking the wood, so I use the plastic protector films, and have never had a problem with them. No one can see them, and I don't really notice them either. There is still a bit of deterioration on the top and bottom edge of the tape, but it saves most of the varnish. I am told they are easily removable when cleaning and touch up work is needed. I admit I didn't like the idea of plastic on my viola at first, but in practice it's a non-issue. Due I suppose to Covid supply issues, the ma
  4. Even if the various ultralight instruments do not ultimately achieve wide acceptance, perhaps it is possible that the things makers learn from them could result in real, if marginal, gains in their more traditional instruments. Anecdotally, I met Mr. Curtin at a meeting of the Michigan Violin Makers' Society last summer, and tried a viola he had in his workshop; in fact his first: an Erdesz cutaway model he had made in the '70s. He recently pulled it out of storage, and put a new top on it with wood choice, arching, bass bar, and bridge according to his current thinking. It was great, and I m
  5. Newark? It is Europe-adjacent, at least. https://www.lincolncollege.ac.uk/courses/ba-hons-musical-instrument-craft-violin-making-and-repair/
  6. I came to this thread hoping to become a card-carrying member of the "American Sycamore Movement"...
  7. I am very interested, he is selling these and if there is any way to get in touch with him.
  8. If they have online events, it would be the first time I could "attend" since 1992.
  9. https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/3077644/funeral-parlour-report-fans-fears-over-wuhan-death-toll
  10. If only people in the West had seen the inferno in Wuhan and drawn the right conclusions immediately... I am not blaming regular people, I know that for example in the USA news about China is pretty sketchy. But the experts should have known, and if they did, and spoke to the politicians, and the politicians did not listen, then they must be blamed. Week ten of mask wearing outside the house, teaching unemployment, orchestral cancellations, and voluntary home self-quarantine here in Hong Kong, where incautious behavior on the part of some is beginning to drive the infection rate up, and t
  11. Hadelich played with us last season, and I suspect (hope) almost everyone marked "Re-Invite" on the orchestra opinion poll sheet. He was wonderful, and seemed like a very nice guy as well. I heard Szeryng play Beethoven with Minnesota Orchestra in roughly 1984-85. It was amazing. Despite his great playing I assumed he was an ancient relic of a bygone age, but I see now that he must have been only 65 or so when I heard him. Is it likely he was playing the Leduc in that concert?
  12. Can we please hear more about this? It is such an intriguing statement, yet it seems difficult (for me, at this point) to get much clarity about it.