Now that I am close to choosing the 2 violins that I wanted to find (0ne will surely be the Needham!) it is time to consider a great bow. I want something that is very well balanced, bounces well, puts out a lot of sound, is reasonably light, and has a full sound (not overly bright). Right now I am considering: Samuels, Le Canu, Pierre-Yves Fuchs
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.
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