View, play and purchase the finest contemporary American violins, violas, cellos and their bows, made by over 75 of world’s finest luthiers and bow makers during the months of April and May at the Metzler Violin Shop in Glendale, California. This will be one of the largest exhibitions and sales of contemporary bowed string instruments and bows in Los Angeles history, and will afford the perfect opportunity to compare, select and purchase one or more of these treasures.
Exhibition runs April 7 – 9 (Friday – Sunday) all day, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Additionally, you may make an appointment to see some of the remaining instruments and bows privately during the rest of April and May.
Friday, April 7, 2017 from 7:30-9:00 pm: LA Philharmonic concert master Martin Chalifour plays, contrasts and discusses about 50 violins and bows before an invited audience. You must RSVP Here to attend. (please, no more than two attendees per family)
Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 7:30-9:00 pm: Violist Richard O’Neill and cellist Marek Szpakiewicz play, contrast and discuss about 40 violas, cellos and bows before an invited audience. You must RSVP Here to attend. (please, no more than two attendees per family)
Sunday, April 9, 2017 from 7:30-9:00 pm: Closing reception, with a chance to meet some of the makers, and to finalize your selections. You must RSVP Here to attend. (please, no more than two attendees per family)
Instrument and bow makers presenting works at this exhibition and sale include: (Click on each name for bios, photos and more)
Alexander Tzankow, Alina Kostina, Alkis Rappas, Alysio de Mattos, Andrew Carruthers, Anna Sandys, Anthony Lane, Anton Domozhyrov, Antonio Rizzo, Arlie Moran, Artak Armenious, Benjamin Ruth, Brian Lisus, Brooks Hollinger, Carlos Funes, Carrie Scoggins, Chasha Mindlin, Cheryl Macomber, Chris Dungey, Christopher Hollinger, Christopher Ulbricht, Christopher White, Cody Kowalski, David Chrapkiewicz, David Gusset, David Polstein, David Russell Young, Dorian Barnes, Douglas Cox, Duncan MacDonald, Ernesto Ramirez, Fabienne Gauchet, Francis Morris, Gary Vessel, Guy Rabut, H.F. Grabenstein, Howard Sands, Hratch Armenious, James Thornton, Jedidjah de Vries, Jeff Manthos, Jeff Van Fossen, Jesse Maschmeyer, John Hill, John Osnes, Jonathan Franke, Joseph Curtin, Joseph Grubaugh, Joseph Liu, Kelin Zhang, Kurt Jones, Marilyn Wallin, Mark Drehmann, Mark Hollinger, Mason Weedman, Martin Heroux, Michael Daddona, Michael Becker, Michael Fischer, Michele Ashley, Monica Fortin, Nathan Slobodkin, Okkyum Kim, Paul Crowley, Paul Wiessmeyer, Peg Baumgartel, Peter Bingen, Peter Seman, Peter Shaw, Petio Kostov, Phillip Injeian, Robert Isley, Rodney Mohr, Ron Fletcher, Sam Billings, Saeid & Shahram Rezvani, Shahrokh Tumari, Sigrun Seifert, Steve Rossow, Steven McCann, Tetsuo Matsuda, Theodore Skreko, Thomas Dignan, Tim Summerville, Todd Goldenberg, Ute Zahn, Warren Ellison, William Bartruff