Reed Yeboah Violin Expo
So, turns out my daughter and I will be in the city, so we will check this out.
We are in the market for a full size but think these will mostly be out of our range. But I would like her to see what’s possible. (It’s clear to her we are not buying this weekend, her teachers would need to be involved.) Just sounds like a great experience and education for both of us. Any thoughts or ideas about how to move through them, how it’s set up? Are ther tens of players playing at once in one space? Would appreciate any thoughts or advice!
Basically, it's a big room with the violins laid out on tables. People generally stand at the table and try the violin there. There are no private rooms unless you and the maker have made an arrangement with the exhibition hosts to try a particular violin in a private setting.
What a way to spend a day, in a large hall filled with new violins and bows waiting to be taken home.
Head in tomorrow. They don’t let people use own bows right?
i'm going on saturday and sunday, just to be on the safe side i'll just bring my mach one shoulder rest.
Correct, no bows of your own. Don't even bring your case to the exhibition. Do bring a shoulder-rest if you use one.
Very interested in seeing the Wilbaux. So many women makers which is great!
Favorite was Wilbaux. 20K.
just came back with Mathew Atria, we spend 2 hours there trying out, should've definitely bought my own violin, they allow it and they even allow you to take your violin to the trial room for comparison.
The Ulrike Dederer was #2 for us. And daughter got to meet and have pic taken with Ulrike. So we agree on that.
Just got back from this expo. What an awesome experience for someone who just finished making their first Violin. After seeing all these instruments by top makers around the world and being able to handle them personally. I'm thinking I may not be to far off from making a great instrument like theirs and having my instruments in this expo as well ;)
Excellent thread with pictures over at Maestronet, for those who don't routinely visit
Anyone tried the Curtin at the expo?
FWIW, It did not make my daughters top 3.
I'm curious how this year's Curtin compares to last year's. By the time I got there at the beginning of Saturday last year, the Curtin had already been spoken for. I got to play it for a few minutes and then it vanished into the hands of the purchasing player.
#3 for her was a David Polstein.
I have tried some really amazing ones from him in the last 5 years or so. Sadly, he prefers working with the del Gesu pattern (I would prefer a larger one, all else equal). He also prefers antiquing for his conventional instruments, even though his plain varnish used on his experimental ones is stunningly good.
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