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Magnus Nedregard

Member Since 20 May 2006
Offline Last Active Oct 14 2015 09:06 AM

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In Topic: congratulations , david sora

05 October 2015 - 08:42 AM

Good to hear, congratulations Davide!

In Topic: Cremona violin making school question

26 April 2015 - 07:51 AM

Well, fond as I am of many english types of cheese, and indeed other types of english food, I must still conclude that italian food is pretty hard to beat! Food questions apart, I have good reason to think that Newark is a very good school, and would probably be my second choice. If your main interest is antiqued instruments I would probably go for Newark. Although antiquing has become rather normal in italy too over the last decade or so, the Italians have a continuing tradition of making "new" instruments that I find sharper and more accentuated, although it might not be to everyone's taste right now. (I know, the english have that too, but as a general tendency I would say that the most important difference in focus is this. Newark also prepares you much better for restoration. At least that was the case when I last checked, but things might have changed in Cremona there.)

In Topic: Cremona violin making school question

25 April 2015 - 01:29 AM

When I tried to choose a school back in the days, I was told that other scools were "better" and that Cremona was a disorganzed bunch of italians. That's probably right, but I still don't regret I went there nevertheless. The advantage in Cremona is the great variety of makers, teachers, instruments you get to meet there. You will have the triennale, exhibitions, and great opportunities to study both old and new italian making close up. I feel that some other schools have a narrower and perhaps less "open" approach, and certainly not this intensely violin-saturated environment that there is in Cremona. The best teachers were really good. And we still have not talked about the cheese.