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CONTEMPORARY VIOLIN MAKERS EXHIBITION - by Julie Reed - NYC


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Very nice exhibition. It's open for another two days, if you're in or near NYC I recommend checking it out.

 

I overheard some musicians discussing their wild night out the night before and one of them stated and I quote: "I got so Martin Swanned last night that I woke up cross-eyed in my cello case."

 

Alina M. Kostina - gorgeous violin

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Luis Claudio Manfio - incredible viola

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Gosh...wish I could have been there!  Looks great! :wub:

 

If I ever come...can I play Twinkle on any of those?  Or do you have be a tad more accomplished? :rolleyes:

 

I want to see one of Manfio's violas in person...the photos are gorgeous...but it's just not the same...

 

BC:  Great pics!  Thanks for taking and posting those! :)

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I managed to attend all three days. Yesterday I brought my wife and 2-year-old and that lasted 2 minutes as the little one knew we were going to the zoo and wanted out almost immediately. Today I brought her to the zoo first then stopped in on the exhibition for about 20 minutes. Luis Manfio was in attendance all three days and was very nice and engaging. We had a chance to chat a little bit all three days and I was pleased to meet him and his lovely wife. The Manfio viola is simply incredible, tone & appearance. Whoever ends up with this instrument is very fortunate. "Uncle Luis" offered to watch my little girl as I photographed the instruments but she was feeling a little shy.

 

I snagged a few quick photos of three standout instruments today.

 

The Alina M. Kostina violin pictured above sold yesterday.

 

Ryan Soltis Violin - Exquisite

 

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Luis Manfio Viola - Impeccable

 

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Tres Amigos Violin - highly regarded by everyone I spoke to

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