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    Modern Makers 2012 - International Violin and Bow Making Exhibit

    Presented by Carriage House Violins

    October 12 - October 27, 2012


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    Modern Makers 2012 - International Violin and Bow Making Exhibit

    From October 12–27, Carriage House Violins will host Modern Makers 2012, an international exhibit of select instruments and bows by today’s premier artisans. Three dozen makers from around the world will be represented by their best violins, violas, cellos, and bows, which will be available to admire, play, and purchase. A cocktail reception will launch the exhibit, and an informal talk is scheduled. The events are free and open...

    From October 12–27, Carriage House Violins will host Modern Makers 2012, an international exhibit of select instruments and bows by today’s premier artisans. Three dozen makers from around the world will be represented by their best violins, violas, cellos, and bows, which will be available to admire, play, and purchase. A cocktail reception will launch the exhibit, and an informal talk is scheduled. The events are free and open to the public. The two weeks of Modern Makers is also a unique opportunity for players, teachers, collectors, and patrons to meet a handful of makers and talk with Carriage House Violins’ experts about how contemporary work has stepped up to take its rightful place in the pantheon of fine stringed instruments. During Modern Makers 2012, music teachers in particular are invited to bring their students to experience a variety of instruments and to tour the Carriage House facilities, showrooms, and workshop. Musicians will be allowed to compare and contrast as many instruments and bows as they wish and to purchase in a casual, no-pressure situation. Instrument prices range from $10,000 to $40,000; bows from $3,000 to $7,000. Makers on display: Instruments: Roman Barnas (Boston), Rainer Beilharz (Victoria, Australia), Antoine Cauche (Angers, France), Stephen Cournoyer (Windham, Maine), Thomas Oliver Croen ( Walnut Creek, Calif.), Paul Crowley (Boston), John Dailey (Boston), Filippo Fasser (Brescia, Italy), Nicolas Gilles (Montpellier, France), Philippe Girardin (Neuchatel, Switzerland), Grubaugh & Seifert (Petaluma, Calif.), Martin Heroux (Quebec), Feng Jiang (Ann Arbor, Mich.), Kevin Kelly (Boston), Jesse Maschmeyer (Boston), David Polstein (Boston), Jeff Phillips (Salt Lake City), Philippe Raynaud (Boston), Benjamin Ruth (Boston), Andrew Ryan (Providence, RI), Nathan Slobodkin (Bangor, Maine), Ryan Soltis (Moyie Springs, Idaho), Jason Viseltear (New York), Marilyn Wallin (Lincoln, Nebraska), Christo Wood (Boston), Robert Brewer Young (Sentaraille à Berdot, France). Bows: Doriane Bodart (Paris, France), Noel Burke (Rathnapish Carlow, Ireland), Jon Crumrine (Boston), Pierre-Yves Fuchs (Switzerland), Tom Goering (Topeka, Kansas), Ole Kanestrom (Port Townsend, Wash.), Eric Lane (Boston), Yannick Le Canu (Lille, France), Robert Morrow (Seattle), Matthew Wehling (Northfield, Minn.). .


    Carriage House Violins

    1039 Chestnut Street
    Newton, MA 02464

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    FREE - Open to the Public


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    Tues - Fri 9am - 5pm Sat 10am - 5pm



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