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, Fabienne Gauchet, Francis Morris, Gary Vessel, Guy Rabut, H.F. Grabenstein, Hratch Armenious, James Thornton, Jedidjah de Vries, Jeff Manthos, 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, 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, Shahram Rezvani, Shahrokh Tumari, Sigrun Seifert, Steve Rossow, Steven McCann, Tetsuo Matsuda, Theodore Skreko, Tim Summerville, Todd Goldenberg, Ute Zahn, Warren Ellison, William Bartruff
Metzler Violin Shop
presents an evening with
…..your local string instrument wholesaler with international reach
On Wednesday evening, March 4th from 7:30 to 9:00pm, we welcome you to the Metzler Violin Shop for a demonstration and comparison of examples from Eastman Strings’ wide-ranging collection of fine violins, violas, cellos, basses, bows, cases and electrics. Product manager Devin Shea and sales manager Ruben Salazar will give a slide presentation on the Eastman Strings’ workshop. They will introduce their extensive line of products, and answer questions. String players, including cellist Leah Metzler, will be on hand for tonal comparisons. Try the instruments and bows yourself, and stay for light refreshments. All attendees will be eligible for special savings on Eastman products for the month of March! We have room for only 60, so please reserve your seats now by calling 818-246-0278, or by emailing email@example.com.
Eastman Strings was founded in 1992 by Qian Ni, an accomplished flutist and graduate of Boston University. Mr. Ni began with four violins after graduating college, made by European trained violin makers from his hometown in China. The first violin shops he visited offered a tremendous amount of constructive feedback ranging from varnish recipes to craftsmanship. The information he gathered helped him refine the methods used back home in order to meet the discriminating needs of specialty shops across the country. Over the next two decades, Eastman Strings evolved into a large master workshop devoted to the handcrafting of fine instruments The top two luthiers he worked with from his humble beginnings 20 years ago are still managing the Eastman String workshops today, which has become a globally recognized brand providing instruments for students and professionals. It’s US headquarters is just outside Los Angeles in Pomona.