A recent article posted on the science website Phys.org offered some interesting research on how famous violin builders Antonio Stradivari and Giuseppi Guarneri “del Gesu” were able to create instruments of such incredible sound quality more than two centuries ago. Turns out, it was not necessarily the luthiers’ skill in building their instruments that gave […]
It was almost by accident that Tom Hosmer got into the violin repair business. Almost five decades later, he’s still at work. Hosmer Violins in Fayetteville, NY, will be 50 years old in November; his shop is Central New York’s go-to place for the repair and restoration of violins, violas, and cellos. After studying photography in […]
Imagine a violin that has had a bigger career than most any musician… Times 10. Player Violinist Jeremy Cohen is the founder of Quartet San Francisco, an eclectic Grammy-nominated ensemble that regularly jumps boundaries, and Violinjazz, a jazz group and publisher of sheet music for modern string players. The QSF’s latest album is Pacific Premieres: […]
This piezo-ceramic pickup mounts in the wing slot of the violin bridge with Fishman’s patented Floating Mount system. Lightweight to minimize muting, the V-100 includes a mini jack which mounts to the tailpiece. A 10’, 1/8” to 1/4” cable is included. An impedance-matching preamp is recommended, but not required. Easy installation with no alteration.
Helicore violin strings by D’Addario are crafted with a multi-stranded steel core, resulting in optimal playability while producing a clear, warm tone. The smaller string diameter provides quick bow response. Premium quality materials combined with skilled workmanship produce strings known for excellent pitch stability and longevity.
“The theory of relativity occurred to me by intuition, and music is the driving force behind this intuition. My parents had me study the violin from the time I was six. My new discovery is the result of musical perception. … I see my life in terms of music.” —Albert Einstein Einstein considered playing […]
All the masterpieces of classical music were written in the style of their own time
and place, and I felt it was necessary for someone to update stringed instruments
for today’s composers, using today’s musical styles. It’s been my mission both to
bring string playing into rock and pop music, and also to bring this new rockinflected
21st century violin style to the concert stage in the form of significant
D’Addario’s Kaplan Premium rosin is a high-quality rosin formula that delivers a clean, low-dust application. It is housed in a sleek, modern jewel case for easy accessibility. The cake within can be rotated for even distribution of product onto the bow hair. Kaplan Premium rosin is created from the highest quality of natural materials, poured […]
Jeremy Cohen’s electrifying jazz violin performances have earned him international accolades. Classically-trained and a student of Itzhak Perlman and Anne Crowden, Cohen’s
eclectic style reflects his respect for a wide range of violinists from Perlman and Fritz Kreisler to Joe Venuti and Eddie South. Cohen has performed as jazz and tango soloist with numerous orchestras…