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The Hupfeld Phonoliszt Violina – a self-playing violin invented in 1907

Join the forum discussion on this postFrom The Strad: Invented in 1907, the Hupfeld Company’s ‘violin player’ was one of the marvels revealed at the World’s Fair of 1910 in Brussels. The instrument is a combination of a player piano … Continue reading

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This Italian created a violin with strings made of spider silk

Join the forum discussion on this postFrom thelocal.it: An Italian student’s violin using spider silk was the winning entry in an award for innovation in London, celebrating the work of international students in the English capital. Luca Alessandrini, a post … Continue reading

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Violin made from Winston Churchill’s cigar box to be auctioned

Join the forum discussion on this postFrom www.classicfm.com: A violin made from the famous Prime Minister’s cigar box is expected to fetch between £500 and £1000 at auction this month.The instrument was made in 1956 by the self-taught violin-maker William … Continue reading

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Violin making in Denmark, part 1: 1700–1840

Join the forum discussion on this postFrom The Cozio Carteggio Newsletter: The history of the earliest Danish violin makers, who continued their craft despite the Napoleonic wars, shortages of wood and Denmark’s bankruptcy By Jens Stenz In the history of … Continue reading

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More string players of today should listen to singers past and present

Join the forum discussion on this postFrom The Strad: The great string players of the past embodied the ‘singing’ style that signifies their relationship with vocalists of the time. Why can’t today’s stars capture the same atmosphere, asks Tully Potter. … Continue reading

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Rare violin used to record ‘Star Wars’ soundtrack stolen

Join the forum discussion on this postFrom ABC 7 New San Francisco: SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — The search is on for a rare violin that was stolen out of a car in San Francisco last week. The violin is worthy … Continue reading

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New record set for world’s most expensive violin bow

Join the forum discussion on this postFrom The Violin Channel: Beares Auctions, London has announced a new world record for the most expensive violin bow ever sold in history at auction. The silver and ebony mounted violin bow, made by … Continue reading

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Portland ‘Master’ violin maker to be honored with tribute album

Join the forum discussion on this postFrom MPBN News / Maine Public Broadcasting: Local Jonathan Cooper is one of only about a hundred violin makers in the U.S. who are considered “masters.” He’s known not only for the sound of … Continue reading

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Award-Winning Violinist Finishes Father’s Piece That Nazis Broke Up

Join the forum discussion on this postFrom The World Post: RAANANA, Israel (AP) — In 1933, the promising young Jewish-German violinist Ernest Drucker left the stage midway through a Brahms concerto in Cologne at the behest of Nazi officials, in … Continue reading

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Violinist unearths mystery behind her 345-year-old violin

Join the forum discussion on this postFrom Tuscon.com/Arizona Daily Star: Chee-Yun plunked down a small fortune for her 1669 Francesco Ruggieri violin, an instrument whose provenance was a mystery. The seller offered no list of violinists who had played it. … Continue reading

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