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
Come be part of a string orchestra rendition of an Ariana Grande song! We’ll step away from the page as we learn the parts by ear. This workshop is all about listening, repeating and internalizing. Kiara Ana Perico is a professional violinist and violist who makes her living in the world of popular music. She has toured nationally and internationally with Ariana Grande and Yoshiki, and when she’s in LA, she keeps her schedule full with recording sessions and live performances. She really enjoys playing music with friends, hiking, yoga and baking vegan treats! This event is perfect for middle school and high school string players, as well as for any other string players who might be excited to play Ariana Grande songs in a large group. Space is extremely limited, so please email us to reserve your seats by Clicking Here!
On this evening we will be highlighting the acoustic electric violins and pickups from The Realist Company of New York. All Realist products will be on sale through the end of the month. Click Here to visit our website, and use the promo code REALIST10 to order Realist violins and pickups at an additional 10% off through the end of January, or call 1-888-VIOLINS to order by phone, or for more information.