Looking for a great modern bowInstruments: Does anyone have any experience with great modern bows? Has anyone played some of the makers that I want to look into?
From Raymond Paul
Robert Morrow, Roy G Quade, Ole Kanestrom, Mitsuaki Sasano, and Roger Zabinski. Does anyone play with a bow from these makers? Who else should I look into?
BTW, three more philharmonic players came to play the Needham that is here, all three thought it was one of the best violins they have ever played and all three agreed that it put out a thicker, more complex sound then what they were playing with (older violins worth a lot of money!). And when it came to presence and projection, well the Needham was, “unreal,” according to one of them.
Another side note: a concertmaster named Francis just bought a Burgess. He tried it in the hall they plain in, in Switzerland. He put it up against some million-dollar instruments that others owned in the orchestra. The orchestra liked the Burgess as much or more! I can get you the details, if you want, just email me.
Well, does anyone play on a great modern bow, if so please tell me about it, I would really appreciate it.
From Gennady FilimonovI play on a whole lot of them.
Posted on February 28, 2007 at 06:13 AM
And they are wonderful. But I still love my old bows as well!!!
That is why I have more the two dozen bows.
Again as in the previous thread, it is a question of affordability.
From Emil ChudnovskyInvestment is indeed a consideration. Unfortunately, it's one where I definitely need to defer to others' much more extensive expertise. However, for sheer playability, one modern maker I tried whose work seemed tremendous to me was Rod Mohr in Cleveland. I tried two bows in the shop while waiting for mine to be rehaired, and another which he sent to DC for a student of mine to try. All three struck me as being top-notch: well-balanced, drawing a clear tone (no fuzz, no grit), with an easy, unforced spiccato, a full-bodied piano, great articulation and, most importantly, a feeling of riding in a groove in the strings. Almost like a train - swerve-proof and solid.
Posted on February 28, 2007 at 06:07 AM
From Baek KimI have a question for Gennady:
Posted on February 28, 2007 at 06:12 AM
Who is the best modern bow maker that makes the best Peccatte models? I'd like to see a bow that plays like a light Peccatte(59-60grams).
From Gennady FilimonovThere are some very fine makers today.
Posted on February 28, 2007 at 06:18 AM
Two of my favorite Peccatte copies that I play is from J.F. Raffin and Sylvain Bigot.
If you are in Germany, you can look up J. Tino Lucke and Daniel Shmidt. Their work is very fine as well.
From Raymond PaulYes I have heard nothing but great things about Bigot and Le Canu, also Fuchs, which I have left off of the list.
Posted on February 28, 2007 at 06:16 AM
Tell me more about this maker Emil.
From Raymond PaulHow much do these two makers go for Gennady? Gennady, how would you compare Le Canu and Bigot, since you have seen many bows from these two makers.
Posted on February 28, 2007 at 06:18 AM
I know Le Canu has one a lot of comps, has Bigot gotten the same kind of attention?
From Emil ChudnovskyDon't know that much more. I was in Ohio to play at Encore, needed an emergency rehair and asked around for who would do a same-day job on a Friday or Saturday or whatever inconvenient day it was. Andrew Sords recommended Mohr (and Howard Needham seconded the recommendation when I spoke with him that same day). Just my luck that the guy who did a great rehair also makes wonderful bows...
Posted on February 28, 2007 at 06:19 AM
I think the price tag on those bows was very reasonable, though I don't think it my place to announce other people's price tags in a public forum. What if, for instance, his prices have gone up? But I'm pretty sure that you can locate him in Cleveland or ask HN for his contact info. As for investment, again I hesitate to offer an opinion that may end up being biased or misguided. I just speak as someone who played with Mohr's bows and liked them a lot, for all the reasons enumerated above.
Wish I could be more helpful, Raymond...
From Gennady FilimonovBigot won Silver medal in Concours Etienne Vatelot 1999 when he was only in his early 20's.
Posted on February 28, 2007 at 06:39 AM
He was Raffin's shop manager for almost 10 years.
LeCanu (winner of 3 Gold Medals from VSA as well as 2 Silver Medals from Concours Etienne Vatelot), makes bows in his personal model.
In their field, choice of wood is critical, as well as superb craftsmanship.
But you should also try our Port Townsend makers, and see what you think.
From Gennady FilimonovBTW,
Posted on February 28, 2007 at 06:54 AM
One of the great American bowmakers people should respect and remember is Keith Peck. He died in 1998 (age 45).
as well as
From Raymond Paul5 or 10 bows! Man your a player Gennady! I do not think I could do that! LOL
Posted on February 28, 2007 at 07:01 AM
Honestly, I do not think I could go from one bow to the other like that all the time. I know many do it, but at my age I have enough trouble playing well! I really do not know how many of you go from one bow to the other so easily, wish i could.
From Raymond PaulOh and forget Espy. I know many think he is the best bow maker in the world, and he may very well be. But I cannot tell you how many are still waiting on his waiting list, or to even hear from him. The man is sought after like few are, and many who would like to get a bow from him never will.
Posted on February 28, 2007 at 07:04 AM
From Pieter ViljoenFuchs makes incredible bows.
Posted on February 28, 2007 at 08:09 AM
A great bowmaker whose work you can try is Francois Malo. He has bows in the hands of some very well reputed players and teachers, and he makes top notch examples.
Obviously I like Gilles Nehr as well since that's one of the bows in my growing collection.
However, I must say that I like older french bows. I have a beautiful Millant in gold and tortoiseshell, that I decided is too stiff and am now selling it. It's a shame because the wood is so beautiful, but it's just not the right bow for me.
But anyways, I think all the makers mentioned are very good. There's so much quality available with bowmakers that it's hard to buy a bad bow these days.
From Gennady FilimonovYou should have gotten a round stick Millant not octagonal.
Posted on February 28, 2007 at 08:58 AM
Octagonal will always be stiffer by any maker.
My G/T Millant is round, and it plays great (like an old classic).
From Pieter ViljoenWell I tend to like octagonal bows, but this one was even stiffer than my Ouchard. It sounded nice, but just too stiff. I took some crude pictures so I could always remember how pretty it was, but this one is out the door and once it sells, there's a few that I already have my eye on.
Posted on February 28, 2007 at 03:57 PM
This bow this truly is a disease...
From Peter SchaferFor what it's worth, my limited experience in looking for bows to go with my daughter's new Borman violin makes me think: old bow / new violin is a good combination and more or less allows one to be at that 1:3 ratio of bow cost to violin cost. I understand it's all rather personal -- my daughter likes a pretty light (58-59 gram) bow. After trying many modern and older bows, she chose a Claude Thomassin and is very happy with it. The tone colors it draws from the violin seem limitless.
Posted on February 28, 2007 at 04:47 PM
So, don't neglect to check out older "second tier" French makers.
From Brian RThough known more as a violin maker and dealer, Christophe Landon makes excellent bows. Being french, I think he takes special pride in his bows. I am playing on one of his Peccatte copies currently. Also consider him for your other violin.
Posted on February 28, 2007 at 06:24 PM
From Gennady FilimonovMy wife is French, does that make her an archetier as well?
Posted on February 28, 2007 at 11:43 PM
Or the "Chanel 5" spokeswoman.....LOL :)
BTW, if one is in NYC, do check out Isaac Salchow. I saw Jaime Laredo's bow, and it was excellent.
From Julia SSounds like you have quite a nice collection, Mr. Filimonov! I was wondering, how do the modern bows you own differ from the older ones? I find the topic of bows fascinating, it's amazing how they make such a difference for each violin.
Posted on March 1, 2007 at 12:41 AM
From Ian KingI am currently playing/performing on a bow by Roger Zabinsky. It's fantastic. It's around stick, fully silver mounted, not sure exactly of the weight. It is a light bow, i will tell you that, but not excessively light, but it is too light for some peoples touch, but that may all be based on their technique as well as the bow. I find it perfect, it really sinks itself into the string well. The spiccato is superior to any other bow i own, even and doesnt bounce too high and uncontrollably. The sound is round and full, with some contemporary "bite" i liek to call it. it is realllybeautifully crafted bow; a work of art. It did cost me a pretty penny tho. I havn't tried any of his gold mounted bows, but i am extremely happy with this bow. It's like an extension of my arm.
Posted on March 1, 2007 at 02:23 AM
Ill suggest that u do try out some of his bows. He is fairly easy to contact as well.
From Gennady FilimonovJulia,
Posted on March 1, 2007 at 03:02 AM
Finding the right bow for ones violin is realy finding a partnership between the two.
I find that today, there are makers making superb bows, many are copies of old, some are based on personal models (inspired by the classics).
Generally, when we are looking to upgrade, we are searching for better tone production and most likely better handling. The sound of 19th century French bows is supreme for a good reason.
The best of todays makers, try to emulate the past with that criteria.
From Raymond PaulAnone play on a Matthew Wehling? He's another guy who is hot right now having won many competitions of late. And yes, as Gennady said, R. Morrow. Any one play any of these bows?
Posted on March 2, 2007 at 05:17 AM
From Gennady FilimonovRaymond,
Posted on March 2, 2007 at 05:39 AM
A lot has to do with what kind of instrument one plays, the kind of model the bow is made and what is ones criteria for getting a new stick that is very different from the old one.
In my mind, what sets some makers apart is the special design etc.
For me, there is also the investment in bows, and you know the rest as far as French bows go etc.
LeCanu and Bigot have a secret ingredient in their design, which makes for a very lush big sound, excellent balance and lots of reserve power yet supple as well, something Keith Peck was also doing in his personal model.
From Pieter ViljoenAre Bigot and LeCanu the only ones with the secret ingredient?
Posted on March 2, 2007 at 07:46 AM
From Gennady Filimonovwith this particular ingredient....so far yes.
Posted on March 2, 2007 at 07:47 AM
From Pieter ViljoenWow that's cool. So Espy, Thomachot, Rolland, Nehr, Kanestrom, Quade, Vann, Fuchs, Clement, and others like them don't know this secret?
Posted on March 2, 2007 at 08:17 AM
From Gennady FilimonovVive la Difference!
Posted on March 2, 2007 at 08:37 AM
I did say earlier in the thread, that there are a lot of good makers out there....
All are individual in following their own vision, and designs.
"Are Bigot and LeCanu the only ones with the secret ingredient?..."with this particular ingredient....so far yes."
Pieter, you'll never know till you try.
From Kristian Rahbek KnudsenI love my Clement bow and I am waiting with exitement for my next one!
Posted on March 2, 2007 at 12:02 PM
I have tried a couple of Charles Espey's bows and they are great as well.
Just remember that bows are a very personal choice much more so than violins. At the end of the day the only thing is to try as many as you can.
From Gennady FilimonovLike I have stated earlier:
Posted on March 2, 2007 at 03:34 PM
"Finding the right bow for ones violin is realy finding a partnership between the two.
I find that today, there are makers making superb bows, many are copies of old, some are based on personal models (inspired by the classics)."
BTW Kristian, I love Clement's bows too.
From Raphael KlaymanHi folks. Just back for a brief visit. At this point I've heard - and heard fine things - about most of the bow makers that have been mentioned here. I haven't heard of this violin maker, Needham. I'm intrigued!
Posted on March 3, 2007 at 04:41 PM
I'd like to throw another bow maker's name into the ring, without implying any put-down at all of any other maker: D. WILLIAM HALSEY. I bought a bow of his last Spring, and the honeymoon is far from over. From 1992-2004 Halsey won 2 gold medals, 7 certificates of merit, and the Moller award at VSA competitions. He made my bow in 2005, and as far as I'm concerned this one would deserve a platinum medal, if there were such a thing. I'm not alone. I personally know 3 dealers in the NY area who are crazy about his work. Two of them have never had a bow of his for sale, and had nothing to gain from expressing their views. One of them is a bow maker, himself. He commissioned a matched quartet of bows from Halsey for his own private collection. High praise, inded, from one bow maker to another!
My particular bow (-he sent me 4 to choose from-) is extremely strong and focused. But it also has resilliance, spring, and a beautiful balance. I can play fortissimo, and still feel a reserve of power. But it's also fine for pianissimo, and every dynamic inbetween. It goes particularly well with my favorite violin, and draws out a broad spectrum of overtones, and has color and presence. It's penetrating, crisp, and very steady, with good bite and edge, which I like. It's a bow more typical for conceros than Bach chordal movements. It's excellent for all "technical" bowings as well as for long sustained bows and various nuances. My own collection includes an exquisite FR Simone, and I've tried many bows by top makers such as Tourte, Pecatte (admittedly not the best Pecattes), Sartory, Voirin, etc. I still like my Halsey best. The only bows, for my particular taste and style, that I've found to be on this level, each in its own way, was a gold fleurs-de-lis Hill in the Library of Congress that had belonged to Kreisler, and a superb Ouchard, belonging to a colleague.
It's visually very beautiful as well. This particular bow is gold-and-ebony mounted with gorgeous, highly-figured, 'ringed' pernambuco (-his bows aren't all like that-) and a most elegantly conceived head, frog and shaft.
If anyone would like to contact him, he's at email@example.com You can mention my name - but he still won't give me a finder's fee :(
As has been mentioned before, there's a symbiosis of player, violin, and bow that's always unique. Good luck to all in their search!
From Gennady FilimonovBTW all,
Posted on March 4, 2007 at 01:55 AM
Gilles Nehr is being featured in this months STRINGS magazine:
He is an excellent maker with whom I've had a good longstanding business relationship.
From Pieter Viljoen
Posted on March 4, 2007 at 02:49 AM
From Raymond PaulDoes anyone have contact information for Fuchs? or Morgan Anderson?
Posted on March 4, 2007 at 03:08 AM
From Gennady FilimonovDespite your antics on some other threads here is the info:
Posted on March 4, 2007 at 03:30 AM
Morgan Anderson has moved to Rosalia, in eastern Washington
Johnson String carries Fuchs's bows : firstname.lastname@example.org
From Ray ChenIfshin Violins in Berkeley, CA typically has many bows by Morgan Andersen. Usually a wide range of silver mounted bows and a few gold bows.
Posted on March 4, 2007 at 03:39 AM
I believe Ifshin's is the only shop that Morgan works with.
From Armand AllégreAh, yes, Ifshins has quite a few Anderson bows.
Posted on March 4, 2007 at 03:49 AM
I remember trying a few last time I was in Berkeley...the ones I tried were very fine bows, and I found the handling to be very precise and smooth. I also tried a Peccatte and Sartory while there, and couldn't really find anything to seperate them from the Anderson bows....
Though I did like a Thomassin there more than the Anderson.
Wee bit higher of a price tag, though.
From Gennady FilimonovIf you want to contact Morgan A. directly, I'm sure he would not hang up on you.
Posted on March 4, 2007 at 04:10 AM
Morgan Anderson (509) 523-3628
From Florian RagoPLEASE consider bows from brazil......I have two bows and both are interchangable as primary bow. They are excellent and very inexpensive and a luthier who i showed them two commented on ust how GOOD they were.
Posted on March 6, 2007 at 11:19 AM
I can't recommend more
From Nate RobinsonYung Chin in New York City makes excellent bows. Also does wonderful repairs - I like him he's an honest guy.
Posted on March 6, 2007 at 03:28 PM
From Sandrine RAFFINFor information : Mr Sylvain BIGOT was never the manager of our workshop (Atelier RAFFIN) but the 1st assistant of Mr. Jean-François RAFFIN, my father.
Posted on October 23, 2007 at 12:28 PM
Mr. BIGOT learned his trade in our workshop which I currently direct.
We manufacture bows signed "RAFFIN à PARIS" in the pure tradition of the Great Masters of the French bowmaking, entirely hand manufactured , in the most beautiful wood of pernambouc dried in our cellars since 20 years.
From Nigel KeayI think Florian's comment is worth noting; a player I know bought a Brazilian bow which I had the chance to try, and it was very nice, he also had a Louis Bazin.....
Posted on October 23, 2007 at 03:12 PM
From Harriet Y.Two excellent contemporary bowmakers that you may consider are Rolland Benoit and Thomas Dignan both based out of Boston.
Posted on October 23, 2007 at 10:14 PM
From Max TurpinI play on a Francois Malo bow as does a friend of mine and my past two teachers...gee, I wonder how I ended up with one.
Posted on October 24, 2007 at 04:11 AM
Anyways, they are very bright bows that are generally light. I got mine when they were a tad cheaper many years, he seems to have raised his price. I suggest you try one, they tend work on many many violins.
From Sandrine RAFFINHere the bowmakers who we formed in our workshop :
Posted on October 24, 2007 at 10:52 AM
Sylvain BIGOT (France)
From Carol .I just heard from Mr. Filimonov that Yannick Le Canu has won the Meilleur Ouvrier de France / Best Artisan of France Concours (October 2007).
Posted on October 26, 2007 at 01:09 AM
incidentally, I also heard that one of the bright stars of France ANTOINE TAMESTIT (VIOLIST), plays a Sylvain Bigot bow.
From Andreas TespolulosA bit funny.
Posted on October 26, 2007 at 03:41 AM
From Sandrine RAFFINI confirm that Yannick LE CANU is the new "Meilleur Ouvrier de France" for this year.
Posted on October 26, 2007 at 09:17 AM
But Mr Jeong Bong LEE, from our workshop (since 3 years), have a good notation at this "concours" ;-)
From TAUZIEDE jean-luchello sandrine !
Posted on December 3, 2007 at 03:17 PM
i am new in this board!
i would like to say that, me also, i took part at this prestigious competition of " meilleur ouvrier de france", i have a very good place,with 18/20 with my copy and restauration...
From Carol .Pardon Sandrine, but trying to belittle LeCanu's Gold (medal) is not a smart thing to do.
Posted on January 24, 2008 at 05:10 PM
As I understand, the "Meilleur Ouvrier de France" competition occurs every 5 years. I don't think that there is such a thing as the best Silver medalist :)
From Peter CarterHow was Sandrine "belittling" LeCanu Carol(or Gennady)?
Posted on January 24, 2008 at 05:32 PM
From Carol .Peter,
Posted on January 24, 2008 at 08:20 PM
Just scroll up, and read her post.
If you wish to address Gennady, you can email him.
Just because I am in Seattle...
As I said ""Meilleur Ouvrier de France" competition occurs every 5 years. I don't think that there is such a thing as the best Silver medalist".
From Pieter ViljoenYour writing styles are identical...
Posted on January 24, 2008 at 08:27 PM
From Carol .really?! I'll take that as a compliment, thanks.
Posted on January 24, 2008 at 08:40 PM
I doubt he can breast-feed :)
You know, from reading some of your posts Pieter, you kinda sound like him.
BTW, for many v.commies abroad, it is a fantastic time for bargain hunting in the US (for American makers). The Dollar has fallen so much and will be going even further according to the FEDS.
From Pieter ViljoenWe're great friends so it doesn't suprise me.
Posted on January 24, 2008 at 08:58 PM
From Peter CarterWell Carol,your writing style is just like like Gennadys',but I'll play along with you...
Posted on January 25, 2008 at 01:14 AM
From Todd CarlsenI'm not in a position to recommend any bows, but I did hear that Roger Zabinski bows are good and priced around maybe $4,000. Zabinski won a Violin Society of America Competition Gold Medal for violin bows. Just passing on info...
Posted on January 25, 2008 at 02:20 AM
From Raphael KlaymanSo what really happened to Gennady here??
Posted on January 25, 2008 at 01:57 PM
From Jennifer LaursenNobody has mentioned David Samuels yet. One of my sons has one of his bows and it is unusually smooth and capable of pulling a very full sound.
Posted on January 25, 2008 at 02:23 PM
I had a chance to see and hear quite a number of Quade bows, each one very different from another. One of his bows, a silver medal winner, was probably the best bow my son ever tried (although we felt too expensive for a modern bow). It was highly responsive and live. One of the Quade bows felt uncontrollable and one was especially gritty.
From Carol .Raphael,
Posted on January 25, 2008 at 04:14 PM
I have noticed he has been busy.
You can see what he is up to at www.myspace.com/gennadyfilimonov or www.filimonovfineviolins.tk
From Ray RandallWe miss his comments here.
Posted on January 25, 2008 at 04:47 PM
From Peter CarterI'll second that!!
Posted on January 25, 2008 at 06:26 PM
From William WolcottCarol., errrrrrrrrr, Gennady...
Posted on January 25, 2008 at 06:26 PM
since you're posting anyway, why don't you just make it official and re-register with your real name?
From Carol .what do you mean?
Posted on January 25, 2008 at 09:36 PM
My name is Carol.
From William WolcottToo funny. :)
Posted on January 25, 2008 at 09:59 PM
From William WolcottI never realized you had such a great sense of humor, Gennady! Great to see! :)
Posted on January 25, 2008 at 11:34 PM
From Carol .like I said to Pieter, I don't think he can breast-feed :)
Posted on January 26, 2008 at 01:59 AM
From David BurgessFrom Raphael Klayman;
Posted on January 26, 2008 at 03:34 AM
"So what really happened to Gennady here??"
Uhm....... let's just say that he no longer appears to be a registered member of the forum.
My impression was that his disappearance loosely coincided with the appearance of Carol, but it's probably just coincidence. ;)
From Pieter Viljoenwell, like Lazarus, he has come back... except as a woman; Gennaria, if you will.
Posted on January 26, 2008 at 03:03 AM
From William Wolcott"breast-feed."
Posted on January 26, 2008 at 03:19 AM
Ah....so that's what the punctuation after Carol represents... lol
From Raphael Klayman'My name is Anton Karidian (but I might be Kodos, the Executioner).'
Posted on January 26, 2008 at 03:29 AM
Where did I take that from?
From David BurgessI only see one "dot" after the name. I hope some child isn't under-nourished.
Posted on January 26, 2008 at 03:42 AM
From Mark CrabtreeOops, I'll be good.
Posted on January 26, 2008 at 03:56 AM
From Mara Geretyeasy way to find out if Carol really is Gennady: somebody make a disparaging remark about Heifetz.
Posted on January 26, 2008 at 04:10 AM
From Jim W. MillerH3lfe72 sux0rz. Pwned.
Posted on January 26, 2008 at 04:30 AM
From Raphael KlaymanI'm reminded of an excellent book called "Author Unknown : On the Trail of Anonymous" by Don Foster. He's the linguistic equivalent of a forensic medical examiner, (or, indeed, a violin or Art expert), and has proven the authorship of a number of 'anonymous' or 'pen name' texts. I must say I second (or is it 4th or 5th by this point?) the motion re Carol=Gennady. Does anyone remember that French lady a while back who seemed intent on doing nothing but attacking American bow makers? She must have been flagged, and removed from v.com, as none of that thread remained. I seem to recollect that Gennady disappeared from v.com around the same time. But I sincerely hope that it was no more than coincidence. I could be wrong about all of this, and if so, I apologize. I'm no Don Foster. For all I know there might be some breast-feeding lady in Brooklyn who writes a lot like I do!
Posted on January 26, 2008 at 04:36 AM
From Carol .Raphael,
Posted on January 26, 2008 at 05:35 AM
There are new members on v.com joining everyday.
I have followed the many threads for a long time (and learned a lot), and decided to pay him a visit and see for myself.
The thread you are talking about is still there:
strangely the person who started it, is no longer a member? Natalie Palina
From Pieter Viljoengennady.
Posted on January 26, 2008 at 06:09 AM
From Carol .???????
Posted on January 26, 2008 at 07:06 AM
you know, I also notice that Emil Chudnovsky has been silent for a long time too?
What is that all about?
From Mara GeretyHe left deliberately, and I doubt he'll be returning.
Posted on January 26, 2008 at 02:01 PM
From Raphael KlaymanCarol - you're right. I did find that thread and forgot that I actually wrote the last post on it. But the querrelsome lady I was thinking of was not Natalie Palina, who began the thread, but "Celine P".
Posted on January 26, 2008 at 09:40 PM
Anyway, since you're so close with Gennady - kind of like Clark Kent to Kal-el (Superman) - maybe you could ask him what he thought of that thread re Gerard Schwartz and the Seattle Symphony.
From Peter CarterYes Carol! What has Gennady offered to you on this topic?
Posted on January 26, 2008 at 11:10 PM
From Carol .From people I know (some who are in the Symphony) others are freelancers, all of the things discussed in the NY Times are true.
Posted on January 27, 2008 at 12:11 AM
Gennady actually did not want to talk about it and changed the subject.
Raphael, thank you for the cute remark, but I don't run into him that often. I have heard him with his quartet (really enjoyed it), and have visited him to see his collection and have ordered a bow. He has some very nice samples of his group on his quartet website www.myspace.com/gennadyfilimonov
From William WolcottOk, if you are not Gennady (which of course you are) please state your real name- as demanded by the rules of registration of this site, Gennady.
Posted on January 27, 2008 at 12:57 AM
Or, just fess up and come back! :)
From William Wolcott"Other than that, I have my own life to live and tend to my husband and son."
Posted on January 27, 2008 at 01:00 AM
Folks, you decide.
From Carol .William,
Posted on January 27, 2008 at 01:15 AM
I really don't see your point.
There are many people on this site who prefer not to reveal their last names, or their real names. Some have fake made up "logos". Just scroll up. there are a few people without last names. I am not the only one. I prefer it this way.
From Mara GeretyI don't presume to judge one way or the other whether Carol is Gennady, but I just feel like throwing this out there: I have perhaps a bit too much experience identifying reincarnated "trolls" on various other websites (disclaimer: no, I did NOT just call Gena a troll.) You look for typical turns of phrase, habitual spelling errors, characteristic grammatical tics. I don't remember Gennady's writing style all that well but I notice a few slight idiosyncracies here that might indicate a native speaker of Russian.
Posted on January 27, 2008 at 06:04 AM
On the other hand, it's one in the morning and I haven't eaten since before lunch, so take my sleuthing with a grain of salt.
From Carol .Folks,once or twice is funny.
Posted on January 27, 2008 at 07:14 AM
It's not funny any more.
Please knock it off.
It is now wearing thin.
Mara, didn't you used to be Maura?
From Pieter ViljoenMara,
Posted on January 27, 2008 at 07:23 AM
Here's something you forgot.
From Carol ."once or twice is funny.
Posted on January 27, 2008 at 07:37 AM
It's not funny any more.
Please knock it off."
It is now in the realm of harassment.
other websites I enjoy visiting are: www.joshuabell.com, HilaryHahn.com and www.vanzandtviolins.com
David Van Zandt is a very talented Seattle Violin Maker who is popular with the locals.
ps: you folks sure know how to make a (recent) member feel welcome.
From Pieter ViljoenHe also likes to repost things he already wrote in quotations.
Posted on January 27, 2008 at 07:54 AM
(thanks Gennady for the correction!!)
ya tak silno skuchal pa tibe!!!!
Zhelayu vsevo khoroshego.
From Carol .quotions? is that a word?
Posted on January 27, 2008 at 07:47 AM
Interesting analogy, as if there is only one person in the world using quotation marks.
Can you move off the subject.
From Mara GeretyWhy does Gena always return in the guise of...women?
Posted on January 27, 2008 at 08:02 AM
From Carol .Muara I mean Mara, if you miss him so much, drop him a line. You can get his contact information on his website (www.filimonovfineviolins.tk)
Posted on January 27, 2008 at 08:14 AM
Folks, please drop this charade, it's not funny anymore.
From Mara GeretyOK so if you really aren't Gena, why is it soooo important that your disguise hold up?
Posted on January 27, 2008 at 08:11 AM
From Carol .Don't you have bows to discuss?
Posted on January 27, 2008 at 08:15 AM
Anyone try a Robert Morrow or Isaac Salchow?
From Mara GeretyI have plenty to say about bows, but it's more fun to bother Gena. :)
Posted on January 27, 2008 at 08:19 AM
From Pieter ViljoenI want a gold mounted Gennady Filimonov. 69 grams. Strong, octagonal stick. Double parisian eyes.
Posted on January 27, 2008 at 08:53 AM
Gena, Angel moy;
Ya ischu devushku, kotoraya khochet lyubit i bit luybimoy.
Ti takaya neobichnaya.
Ti takaya krasivaya.
Ya mechtayu o tom dne kogda mee stanem odnoy semyoy.
Ya blagadaryu boga chto vstretil tebya.
Zhdu vashego otveta.
From Mara GeretyOK, I'm calling you Petichka from now on...
Posted on January 27, 2008 at 08:48 AM
From Carol .I can see why some people decide to leave this place.
Posted on January 27, 2008 at 09:45 AM
Oh and since you miss him so much, you should drop him a line and let him know how much you miss him.
From Carol .
Posted on January 27, 2008 at 09:45 AM
From Carol .so much for Q & A on bows.
Posted on January 27, 2008 at 09:44 AM
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