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I had this posted in Pegbox, and it was suggested it more appropriately belongs in the Contemporary Maker's Gallery. So here it is, #23, based on Strad 1716. sound sample https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ox0CYYB_fSs Alex Shlifer violinist with Greenville Symphony. T https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ox0CYYB_fSs click for sound sample. All Romanian wood, OldWood ground and varnish. No extra charge to leaving tool marks showing here and there. I'v e been asked about the purfling, its maple/pear/maple, slightly wider than the standard purfling with the fiber layers.
Hi there, This is probably a topic which has been discussed to death, but maybe some would still find it interesting. Who is your favorite modern (still living and playing) violinist, and why? Personally I love the way Joshua Bell plays. He is the only top violinist Ive seen live, and what an amazing performance it was. This was back in 2012 when he came to South-Africa. He performed the 4 Seasons, and the Bach Double violin concerto with a player here. Ive read that many people don't at all care for his interpretations of pieces, but I really enjoy listening to him. Another violinist I really like is Katica Illenyi. She is probably not as well known as the other popular violinists, but her control over the bow and vibrato is excellent! Here is a clip which is just beautiful. the way she plays the Czardas in another video is also astounding. Ofcourse there are many more I could mention, like Anne Akiko Meyers, Hilary Hahn, Maxim Vengerov, Itzhak Perlman, the list goes on and on. So who is your favorite, and why?
Speaking of awesome violinists I went to school with... The Pulitzer committee went in a new direction this year, giving the award for music to a violinist named Caroline Shaw for her for 8 Voices. She's the youngest winner ever! NPR Article Hooray for giving the award to a performer!