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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