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The Contemporary American Violin & Bow Maker Exhibition & Sale, Las Vegas

View, play and purchase the finest contemporary American violins, violas, cellos and their bows, made by over 95 of world’s finest luthiers and bow makers at a special one-day event at the Nevada School of the Arts in Las Vegas.  This will be one of the largest exhibitions and sales of contemporary bowed string instruments and bows in Las Vegas history, and will afford the perfect opportunity to compare, select and purchase one or more of these treasures.  The Exhibition and Sale runs April 23 ( Sunday) from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  And at 2:00 pm  Las Vegas Philharmonic concert master DeAnn Letourneau plays, contrasts and discusses about 50 violins and bows before an invited audience, followed by famed violist Nokuthula Ngwenyama and cellist Daniel Gaisford, who will similarly play, contrast and discuss about 40 violas, cellos and bows before an invited audience.   Stick around after the presentation to play these fine instruments and bows yourself, and join us for light refreshments.  You may discuss the acquisition of these instruments and bows with representatives of the Metzler Violin Shop at the end of the presentations.  Please RSVP Here  Instrument and bow makers presenting works at this exhibition and sale include:  (Click on each name for bios, photos and more.)

Alexander TzankowAlina KostinaAlkis RappasAlysio de MattosAndrew CarruthersAnna SandysAnthony LaneAnton DomozhyrovAntonio Rizzo, Arlie Moran, Artak ArmeniousBenjamin RuthBrian LisusBrooks HollingerCarlos FunesCarrie ScogginsCheryl MacomberChris DungeyChristopher HollingerChristopher UlbrichtChristopher WhiteCody KowalskiDavid GussetDavid ChrapkiewiczDavid PolsteinDavid Russell YoungDorian BarnesDouglas CoxDuncan MacDonaldFabienne GauchetFrancis MorrisGary VesselGuy RabutH.F. GrabensteinHratch Armenious, James Thornton, Jedidjah de VriesJeff ManthosJesse MaschmeyerJohn HillJohn OsnesJonathan FrankeJoseph CurtinJoseph GrubaughJoseph LiuKelin ZhangKurt JonesMarilyn WallinMark DrehmannMark HollingerMason WeedmanMartin HerouxMichael DaddonaMichael BeckerMichele AshleyMonica Fortin,  Nathan Slobodkin, Okkyum Kim,  Paul CrowleyPaul WiessmeyerPeg BaumgartelPeter BingenPeter SemanPeter ShawPetio KostovPhillip InjeianRobert IsleyRodney MohrRon Fletcher, Sam Billings,  Shahram RezvaniShahrokh TumariSigrun SeifertSteve RossowSteven McCannTetsuo MatsudaTheodore SkrekoTim SummervilleTodd GoldenbergUte ZahnWarren EllisonWilliam Bartruff

The Contemporary American Violin & Bow Maker Exhibition & Sale, Los Angeles

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.

Special events:

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 TzankowAlina KostinaAlkis RappasAlysio de MattosAndrew CarruthersAnna SandysAnthony LaneAnton Domozhyrov, Antonio Rizzo, Arlie MoranArtak ArmeniousBenjamin RuthBrian LisusBrooks Hollinger, Carlos FunesCarrie Scoggins, Chasha MindlinCheryl MacomberChris DungeyChristopher HollingerChristopher Ulbricht, Christopher White, Cody Kowalski, David Chrapkiewicz, David Gusset, David PolsteinDavid Russell YoungDorian BarnesDouglas CoxDuncan MacDonald, Ernesto RamirezFabienne GauchetFrancis Morris, Gary VesselGuy RabutH.F. Grabenstein, Howard SandsHratch ArmeniousJames ThorntonJedidjah de Vries, Jeff Manthos, Jeff Van FossenJesse MaschmeyerJohn HillJohn OsnesJonathan FrankeJoseph CurtinJoseph GrubaughJoseph LiuKelin ZhangKurt JonesMarilyn WallinMark DrehmannMark Hollinger, Mason WeedmanMartin HerouxMichael DaddonaMichael Becker, Michael FischerMichele AshleyMonica Fortin,  Nathan Slobodkin, Okkyum KimPaul CrowleyPaul WiessmeyerPeg BaumgartelPeter BingenPeter SemanPeter ShawPetio KostovPhillip InjeianRobert IsleyRodney MohrRon Fletcher, Sam Billings, Saeid & Shahram Rezvani, Shahrokh Tumari, Sigrun SeifertSteve RossowSteven McCannTetsuo MatsudaTheodore Skreko, Thomas DignanTim SummervilleTodd GoldenbergUte Zahn, Warren EllisonWilliam Bartruff

 

An Evening with Eastman Strings

Metzler Violin Shop

presents an evening with

ESLOGO

…..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 shop@metzlerviolins.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.