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Read this in the Toronto Star today, and felt it would be of interest to this community. There's a cool video highlighting one of the luthiers in the shop where restorations are being made on several valuable instruments, the use of which, for 3 years, is soon to be won by several young and promising musicians. Pretty cool stuff! The luthier in the video restored a 1715 Montagnana violin.

Toronto Star article on Canada Council's triennial contest

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Thanks, Andres! Those images can be found linked from this page.

I've heard Kerry DuWors play the 1747 Palmason Januarius Gagliano violin a number of times. They are a fantastic match. What a great sound they make together. Does this mean she has to give it back this year?

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Its great to see Tim working on the Baumgartner Strad.I had use of that instrument for six weeks back in my university days.It had not been played for quite a while when I got it but it opened up very quickly.The value back in 1986 was $600000 CDN,or so the owner claimed.Its now $4000000? What a solid investment!

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Rseveral valuable instruments, the use of which, for 3 years, is soon to be won by several young and promising musicians..........

John Simmers had an interesting thought this summer at Oberlin. If a program such as this will allow the use of an important instrument by a player...why not a maker?

Joe

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John Simmers had an interesting thought this summer at Oberlin. If a program such as this will allow the use of an important instrument by a player...why not a maker?

Joe

What a wonderful idea! :)

Do you think that the insurance companies would charge the same rate, or would it be higher since it will be in many hands. :)

Perhaps the rate will be lower since it will be in good hands, ie. repairer hands.

It's not like you see repairers/makers leaving violins in taxi's everyday! Besides I don't think cabbies would enjoy a concert as a reward from a maker!

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