Someone had posted link for contemporary maker show in NYC. Thought
I had screen shot but no, and can’t locate conversation. Hoping someone can help. Thanks!
Highly worth visiting.
I have seen some YouTube videos and it looks like it would be an excting day to attend a show such as this and look at and try these fresh new instruments made by the best makers from all around the globe. NYC traffic and parking tho is a nightmare and whenever I pass through there i think to myself how do all these peopke want to live in such congestion with concrete everywhere and everything costs so much more money. Drivers are super aggressive and people just pull right out in front of you even if the path is clear behind you. Even after midnight there can be 10 to 15 minute delays at the bridges and toll booths.
Thanks! I live in the Montana part of NY but love the city.
I went last year and wrote about my experience. Loved it. Wish I could make it out again, but am not keen to take the long trip alone. (If someone who lives in DC/MD/VA wants to go with me, get in touch, please.)
Lydia, do you remember the range of prices? Were there newer less well known luthiers who might fall under 15k?
Jeff: they take the train!
Jeff - because people who live in NYC do not rely on cars to get around. We utilize our feet, bicycles, subways, trains, buses, and sometimes taxis/uber/lyfts and even the ferry.
It's been a long time since I've been to a cintemporary violin makers exhibitioon.
Matthew, there was one amateur maker there charging around $7k. The rest of the violins were $12k+, with the prices clustered in the $20k-35k range.