I just came from the Cello Chat forum, where there is a discussion going on about bow holds. (To sum it up in two words: Alisa Weilerstein :-P) This conversation surfaces periodically --- there seem to be a lot of famous cellists with unorthodox bow holds.
It got me wondering: are there any famous &/or really good violinists out there with unorthodox bow holds? It seems like there's pretty much just the standard high wrist (e.g. Ferras, Heifetz) and the standard flat wrist (Oistrakh, Zukerman, Meyers), with slight variations within each style, but I never hear about anyone with a unique / unorthodox / bizarre way of holding the bow. Are there any out there? (And if not, why not?)
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