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Contemporary Violin & Bow Makers Exhibition - Julie Reed - October 18-20, 2019 - Photos


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Thanks for the wonderful pics. BassClef.  I really need to take the train up to NY one of these years.  Maybe next.  My favorites based on the criteria of which ones I would want to take home with me if I had a spare wheel barrel of money are:

Hans Johannsson Violin

Piotr Pielaszek Viola

Ji Hwan Park Cello

Cheers,

Jim

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Thank you BassClef for posting these beautiful pictures!

I visited the exhibition Friday afternoon. This was my first visit and I thought it was a great opportunity to look at some wonderful instruments and try out as many as you like. I am only a mediocre player and I felt a bit intimidated by some of the muscicians in the room there but I found a quiet corner to play. I talked with Ulrike Dederer and thought she was very nice.

I also took some pictures and posted them here. Your set is much more complete though.

https://rauchtonewood.com/blogs/news/2019-reed-yeboah-contemporary-violin-bow-makers-exhibition

After the exhibit I went over to the MET museum and looked at their Strads, Amatis and a Stainer viola. So I had the direct comparison. :) I will probably post some pictures under a separate topic. I am working on my varnish right now so I got a lot of great inspiration on one day.

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On 10/19/2019 at 5:33 AM, Jim Bress said:

Thanks for the wonderful pics. BassClef.  I really need to take the train up to NY one of these years.  Maybe next.  My favorites based on the criteria of which ones I would want to take home with me if I had a spare wheel barrel of money are:

Hans Johannsson Violin

Piotr Pielaszek Viola

Ji Hwan Park Cello

Cheers,

Jim

Thanks for your honest input about the instruments. Cheers!

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On 10/21/2019 at 5:24 PM, David Burgess said:

Dang, the dude either chose pants to match his violin, or varnished the violin to match his pants. ;)

Quite an accomplishment, ether way. :)

Perhaps there is his new secret of artifical aging of wood - put it through several washing cycles with your favorite well worn pants :-)

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6 hours ago, augustulus said:

I also noticed more instruments are varnished new, or have less antiquing than previous years. Wonder if this change is driven by the market or the makers.

I also noticed that too.  But I also noticed most of even the straight up varnish jobs had A LOT of texture.   Not just like Joe Curtain's who has the David Burgess look on the back, (who was first?), but more like bumpy.   I don't think that I've ever noticed that before.  Almost like, "Here it is; take it or leave it."  

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