I recently gave an interview for the newsletter of the Viola da Gamba Society of Great Britain, ‘The Viol.’ We spoke about my training on the job as a luthier, the act of instrument making, and even touched on the methodology of teaching and practicing luthiery.
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2012′s edition of FeMÀS will again include an exposition of luthiery, from 15-18 March in Seville, Spain. This year, instead if a focus exclusively on the viola da gamba, the organizers, GLAE (Gremio de luthiers y arqueros de España), have expanded the scope of the expo to include early bowed and plucked instruments. [...]
Today I set out for the Greenwich International Early Music Festival. The expo itself runs 11 November through the 13th. There will be plenty of events and concerts surrounding the expo–a good chance to meet both musicians and makers. I’ll be bringing a collection of viols and fiddles, including the 5-string model pictured [...]
Update: My appearance at the Paliano festival has been canceled due to unfavorable atmospheric conditions in the exhibition area. Humidity there has been so high that a colleague’s hurdy gurdy has come apart. I’d rather not risk any of my instruments opening. Peccato!
Less than an hour outside of Rome, the town of Paliano is [...]