Festival Exhibition 2019

 

Fri 28 June – Sun 7 July 2019 ~ The Exhibition ran throughout the Festival

The Old Cinema, Wolfe Tone Square, Bantry, Co Cork, Ireland

 

An international exhibition of fine contemporary violin and bow making runs throughout every festival and displays instruments and bows from some of the leading makers in the field. The exhibition is comprised of both baroque and modern violin, viola, cello and double bass and baroque, transitional and modern bows for the quartet.

The makers are present, some working at their benches and all available to meet and to discuss their work. All of the instruments and bows in the exhibition are available for trial and most are available for sale. An instrument and bow maintenance and repair service will also be available throughout the festival.

The details of our 2019 Festival Exhibition follow:

Violin Talks 2019

Violin Talks are held alongside the exhibition in The Old Cinema, Bantry. All talks are free.

Past Events

Monday 1 July 2019

26. Violin Talk

1 July 20193:15 pm
Old Cinema
Free
Artist Jan Strick
Saturday 6 July 2019

72. Violin Talk

6 July 20193:15 pm
Old Cinema
Free

The Makers 2019

Violin Makers
Youenn Bothorel

Youenn Bothorel

Violin Makers

His sensitivity to music and its instruments led him at 19 years old to Newark School of Violin Making, England,...

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John Cockburn

John Cockburn

Violin Makers

John Cockburn’s passion for violin making arose from lifelong obsessions with acoustics, craftsmanship, and music of all genres. Following stints...

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Michiel de Hoog

Michiel de Hoog

Bow Makers, Violin Makers

Michiel de Hoog was born in 1956 in Utrecht, Holland. Both his parents were art teachers and he started playing...

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Francis Kuttner

Francis Kuttner

Violin Makers

Francis Kuttner was born in Washington D.C. to German Jewish refugees who fled Berlin in the '30s via Rome and...

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Jérémie Legrand

Jérémie Legrand

Violin Makers

Jérémie Legrand began studying violin making in Mirecourt aged 15. He had been a master violin maker in Cork (Ireland)...

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Conor Russell

Conor Russell

Violin Makers

Dublin-born Conor Russell studied violin making at Cork School of Music from 1985 to 1988 and has won various national...

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Jan Strick

Jan Strick

Violin Makers

In 1977 Jan Strick’s passion and talent for lutherie were recognised by the Liège-based bow maker and violin restorer Jacques...

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Bow Makers
Noel Burke

Noel Burke

Bow Makers

Noel Burke began his bow making career in 1989 as apprentice to Charles Espey in Seattle Washington and later to...

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Michiel de Hoog

Michiel de Hoog

Bow Makers, Violin Makers

Michiel de Hoog was born in 1956 in Utrecht, Holland. Both his parents were art teachers and he started playing...

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Niall Flemming

Niall Flemming

Bow Makers

At the age of 16 Niall became interested in violin making. In 2010 he completed the violin-making course in Newark,...

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Klaus Grünke

Klaus Grünke

Bow Makers

Klaus Grünke learned the craft of bow making from his father Richard Grünke, in Bubenreuth. In the years 1980- 1982...

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Rüdiger Pfau

Rüdiger Pfau

Bow Makers

Since my first fortuitous contacts with bow making I find my enjoyment of the profession increasing every year. Today I...

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Robert Pierce

Robert Pierce

Bow Makers

For more than 30 years Robert Pierce has been making bows focused on playing quality where choice of wood is...

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Stéphane Thomachot

Stéphane Thomachot

Bow Makers

Stéphane Thomachot was born in 1959 in Bourg-la-Reine, France, and studied bow making at Mirecourt under Bernard Ouchard from 1975...

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Gregor Walbrodt

Gregor Walbrodt

Bow Makers

Gregor Walbrodt, born in 1968, began his training as a bowmaker in 1990 at the Roderich Paesold workshop in Bubenreuth,...

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