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Violin Place just moved from Adelaide to Sydney (Chatswood)

It’s often said that moving house is one of the 5 most stressful events a person can experiences; and we all do it. Well, I’ve ‘bitten the bullet’ and done it again. It’s been a big move, from Adelaide to Sydney (Chatswood), ...

Demystifying Violin Pricing and Selection

Now living in southern Australia, Jim Robinson has been a maker and restorer of bowed instruments for four decades.  In this article he shares his knowledge about the violin market, and his expertise, hopefully demystifying the purchase process for o...

The 'Cello Challenge' Team of Luthiers

Adele Beardsmore Adele Beardsmore is an English violin maker and repairer now working in the Blue Mountains, near Sydney, Australia. Adele graduated from the Newark School of Violin Making in 1987 and was awarded the Ralph Oakden Cup for outstanding achi...

The Cello Challenge Project - April 2008

A Background On The Cello Being Made During This Cello Challenge The instrument that the 'Cello Challenge Team' will be modelling their work on during the 2008 Adelaide International Cello Festival is the "Countess of Stainlein ex Paganini" Stradivario...

Postmodernism and Marketing

The following is taken from a lecture I wrote and presented to my class of first year marketing students at James Cook University about 8 years ago.

'The Work' as Experienced by a Young Violin Maker in London

Over the years, ‘The Work’ has made a big impression on me, an indelible impression I might add, as a young violin maker working in London, not too many years out of violin making school in Cremona, Italy.

The Enigma of Violins

Violin family instruments sometimes approach the status of a mere commodity, in regard to the millions of mass produced student instruments, and sometimes have the status of collectible art objects. Some violin family instruments, particularly if they are...

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