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David Burgess

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Comparisons between testing violins and wine, from Ariane Todes

22 February 2016 - 04:17 AM

What if we were to say,

"‘The sound of this violin wraps dark, steeped plum and blackcurrant fruit with notes of mint, sage and tobacco, before finishing with a melted licorice edge. A solid and gutsy fiddle".  :D


Ariane's article on comparisons between testing violins and wine: (also note the links to two other related articles at the bottom the article)



Video of the 2014 VSA Convention and Competition

18 February 2016 - 06:02 AM

Don't know if this has been posted here before, but thought it might be interesting for anyone who has never been to one of the VSA Competitions. Or even for those who have.


A nice article by Sam Z.

28 August 2015 - 03:40 PM

A nice article by Sam Zygmuntowicz .





Anna Karkowska, the queen of wide vibrato is back!

13 August 2015 - 02:05 PM

Anna Karkowska, the queen of wide vibrato is back!

Including a little about the history of the violin, and it's origination in Poland! A recent video:


An older video, recording with the London Symphony:


While I was negatively shocked at first, I must say that I now find it a bit entertaining. There are so many really great violinists today (they can even be found amongst section players of almost any major orchestra) that it's hard to set oneself apart.

Peter Prier has passed away

15 June 2015 - 12:18 PM

On June 14th, after a six week illness.