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Two Violins by Endre Fischer

Two New Violins by Endre Fischer

We are excited to announce the completion of two new violins made by our workshop manager and master violin maker Endre Fischer.Mr Fischer's instruments are painstakingly crafted to achieve a richness in tone and texture while maintaining a balance in color and...

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Benefits of Music Therapy for Seniors in Assisted Living

Benefits of Music Therapy for Seniors in Assisted Living

Therapy benefits everyone. Contrary to popular belief, it's not just for serious illnesses like depression. Therapy provides new perspectives and introduces healthy coping mechanisms for everyone, regardless of their mental state. City Limits News observes that seniors are among those who can...

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The Fate of Pernambuco in Violin and Bow Making

The Fate of Pernambuco in Violin and Bow Making

In previous editions of Virtual Violins we have discussed the work of the International Association of Violin and Bow Makers (EILA) and the formation of the International Alliance of Violin and Bow Makers for Endangered Species, a branch of the EILA dedicated to protecting, conserving, and regrowing...

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Antonio Stradivari

Any violinist, or lover of music for that matter, has heard the name Stradivarius. The name is practically synonymous with the violin. But what many may not know is that Stradivarius is the Latinized form of Stradivari, the last name...

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Family of Italian Violin Makers

The early life of Antonio Stradivari has long been debated by historians, if for any other reason than the fact that there aren’t many official documents available from the time of his birth. Depending on who you ask, his birth...

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What is a Stradivarius?

Stradivarius is the name applied to any of the violins, violas, cellos, and other string instruments built by members of the Stradivari family. Also called “Strads,” these instruments are prized around the world as being the pinnacle of sound engineering....

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Top 5 Best Violin Makers of All Time

Professional violin makers are called luthiers, and they practice a fine art that has been passed down for over four centuries. While the history of the violin is shrouded in mystery, the oldest violin still in existence was made in...

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How to Clean a Violin

When you rent or purchase a violin, performing routine maintenance on the instrument is essential for keeping its appearance and performance top-notch. While certain types of maintenance are recommended to be performed by a skilled luthier, other types, such as...

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The History of the Violin Explained

The violin is one the world’s most treasured bowed stringed instruments with a lineage that dates to the sixteenth century. But as old as the violin is, its design was inspired by a few much older stringed instruments – the...

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