Wednesday 22 February 2012

Wessex Violins Handmade English Instruments - Now Available!

Pictures and full description to follow but we wanted to share the excitement! Just in, chosen from a selection of their instruments, the Wessex Handmade Violin, made in England.
The first commercially made English violin since 1939, the Wessex Violin company aims to offer the University or conservatoire student, young musician or professional looking for a second instrument "the opportunity to own a handmade modern interpretation of the English School of violin making."
These violins are made to the highest standards using Balkan maple and Bavarian Spruce. The sound is resonant, balanced, and warm.
Each is numbered and comes with a certificate of authenticity.
Lots more to follow - photos etc here and on Facebook!

Friday 10 February 2012

13th Annual Triennale Competition Of Cremona Violin Making - Entries Now Accepted

The 13th Annual Triennale Competition of Violin Making Antonio Stradivari takes place this year 19th September -14th October 2012; entries accepted until 30/04/2012 (in accordance with the postmark) by entry form (post only.) All full-time, Profressional Stringed Instrument maker may enter an instrument in one of the following categories: Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass.
This year's competition co-incides with the opening of the Museo del Violino, an important collection of precious classical Cremonese -school instruments, tracing their history and their makers' in a sophisticated and highly technological environment. It will also highlight great contemporary makers and the winners of the Triennale will have their entries exhibited side by side with the great works of Atradivari, Amati and Guarneri.

Fondazione Antonio Stradivari Cremona - La Triennale
Palazzo Pallavicino Ariguzzi
Piazza Sant'Omobono, 3
26100 Cremona - Italy
TEL 00390372801801
Fax 00390372801888

(In june.july the offices of the Foundazione Stradivari will move to the Museo del Violino, via Bell'Aspa n.3)

Thursday 9 February 2012

Youth Orchestra Auditions to be held on March 4th (DYO)


Dublin Youth Orchestra comprising 4 orchestras with 400 musicians aged 10-25 years is holding auditions on March 4th. Strings, Brass, Wind and Percussion players are all welcome. Audition forms available by post or from Further information available from or 083 4036030

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