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6 hours ago, Michael Szyper said:

Very authentic and beautiful work as always, Manfio! Is this plaster of Paris over the ground?

No, no plaster of Paris here. Thanks Michael!

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Thanks! Yes, I think I described my varnish process here some years ago... but I have changed somethings.

A player sent me this video, a 16.3 viola (41.5 cms.) I made exactly a year ago, he studied in Berlin with members of the Berlin Phil, and is assistant principal in the Chile National Orchestra, the principal there is one of my players too. .

 

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Thanks Rue! One of my violas with the principal viola of the European Union Youth Orchestra, Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg, Germany. She studies with Hartmut Rohde at the UDK Berlin, Maestro

Rohde chose this viola to her.

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Dear NYC violists, come to see and play these 4 violas in NYC from October 16th to 26th. Sizes 16.3, 16 and 15.5. They sound better than they look! Feel free to PM me.

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One of my violas played by Karolina Pawul, principal viola of the European Union Youth Orchestra, she studies with Hartmut Rohde at the UDK Berlin, these orchestral excerpts are very difficult to play.

 

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Passed two very nice days in viola immersion with Hartmut Rohde, viola test driving, viola making, masterclass, concerts, it was great! Unfortunately I don't speak German to read it...

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On 11/23/2019 at 8:54 PM, MANFIO said:

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Passed two very nice days in viola immersion with Hartmut Rohde, viola test driving, viola making, masterclass, concerts, it was great! Unfortunately I don't speak German to read it...

It should translate to something like: 

To Luis Manfio, with many congratulations for wonderful instruments! Rich sound, good sonority, and flexible colors! 

It would seem he liked your violas a lot...

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Thanks for the translation Matthias! Hartmut is quite a good player and teacher, he has 4 ex students in the Berlin Phil, and some principal violas, as in the Gewandhaus Leipzig.

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Quite a nice viola test drive session with Lars Anders Tomter Tomter, with 41.5 and 40.7 cms. violas (16 and 16.3). I had the opportunity to examine his nice 1590 Gasparo, quite a fine viola. 

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