Gabriel Schaff
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Member Since: February 2, 2007
Last Visit:November 22, 2016
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Gabriel Schaff

Professional violinist with strong interest in historical research on violins and bows.

Private teaching at Bergen County (NJ) studio,

Adjunct professor of classical ensembles and violin, Essex County College, Newark NJ.

Concertmaster of SONOS Chamber Orchestra, as well as tenured member of Stamford Symphony, Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, Opera Orchestra of New York, Long Island Philharmonic.

Upcoming publications:
The Three Original Violin Sonatas of Joseph Haydn
Walter Colton: Amateur

Author of "The Essential Guide to Bows of the Violin Family" c2009 which includes:

HISTORY and EVOLUTION
THE TOURTE BOW AND THE FRENCH SCHOOL
GERMAN AND ENGLISH SCHOOLS OF BOW MAKING
PEOPLE, PLACES AND THINGS: DECIPHERING THE DETAILS
SHOPPING FOR A BOW and AUDITIONING BOWS
COMMON-SENSE CARE FOR NEW AND OLD BOWS
CHOCOLATE, COFFEE, PAPER, BURGERS AND FIDDLESTICKS SAMBA WITH WORLD COMMERCE
INTERVIEWS THROUGH BOTH ENDS OF THE TELESCOPE

Featuring 13 new interviews with luminaries, including Aaron Rosand, Elmar Oliveira, Paul Childs, Arnold Steinhardt, Robert Ames, Wendy Warner, Zuill Bailey, Henryk Kaston.

Hardbound and illustrated throughout with 160 images, including the people who influenced and created these miniature masterpieces; musical examples which highlight the unique characteristics of every bow, and of course, beautiful bows! This quality book is designed to lie flat on a music stand, and to fit in most violin cases.

“For the price of a re-hair, you can own the book”

Available USD $70 which includes all taxes and priority shipping within the U.S. Credit Card orders processed through Paypal.com.
For bulk discounts, please email for details.
Send payment to Englewood Chamber Players, PO Box 22, Harrington Park, New Jersey 07640 or order online at schaff.bows@gmail.com.

Here is the Strings Magazine review from July 2009

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Strad review listed as a jpg