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At 87 Years Old, Al Schahn Began Restoring Violins. At 88, He Became a Violin Maker.

At 87 Years Old, Al Schahn Began Restoring Violins. At 88, He Became a Violin Maker. As a boy, Al Schahn knew that the handmade violins his “papa” created made a distinct sound. Now 88 years old, Schahn began patiently restoring musical instruments last year and has since refurbished more than 20 violins, he says, including […]

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10 Great Fiddle Players You Need to Hear

10 Great Fiddle Players You Need to Hear Many famous fiddlers have influenced the history of fiddle playing throughout many generations. All these fiddlers have mastered their skills in music and in playing the fiddle. They’re known not only for their musical abilities but also for their love of playing fiddle and sharing their passion […]

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A Vermont luthier builds a violin for musicians in need

A Vermont luthier builds a violin for musicians in need About a week ago, Jacob Brillhart began shaping and sanding a 10 pound piece of aged wood into a violin. It’ll take a few weeks before it’s varnished and finished. And he’s live streaming much of the process on his Facebook page. Vermont luthier Brillhart […]

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SHOP AND YOUTUBE

We now have an online store and new YouTube channel Thank you for your support over our 15+ years. We now have an online shop selling mugs and tee-shirts with our fabulous fiddle scroll logo emblazoned across the front. Grab yourself one and buy one as a present for anyone. Also our YouTube channel is […]

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The worlds best violin and fiddle strings

The strings of a violin are the most integral part of the violin, if they are the wrong length or tension your are not going to make good music. Good quality, however, does not always mean high price tags as there are some good quality strings available for families or those on a budget. We […]

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Worlds most expensive violins

With their quality and rarity, no one could deny their great value. Expensive violins have rich stories hidden on their wood and strings. Many notable virtuosos have laid their hands on these violins, and they continue to pass on to new violinists regularly. Read more about the worlds most expensive violins …

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Meet Richard Tognetti

Richard Tognetti is Artistic Director of the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Lead Violin. He has established an international reputation for his compelling performances and artistic individualism. Richard began his studies in his home town of Wollongong with William Primrose, then with Alice Waten at the Sydney Conservatorium, and Igor Ozim at the Bern Conservatory, where […]

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Could a 12-year-old Australian-Chinese violinist be the next child prodigy?

12-year-old Australian-Chinese violinist could be the next child prodigy… Christian Li, a 12-year-old schoolboy violinist from Melbourne, recently became the youngest-ever artist signed by the Decca Classics record label. He will release a new recording later this month, a contemporary adaptation of a traditional Chinese folk tune. Read more on this fantastic story here….

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WE NOW HAVE A SHOP

THE GOLDEN FIDDLE AWARDS HAS ANONLINE SHOP – FINALLY!!! Finally we now have a fantastic online shop here and will soon be active on our Facebook page and very soon we will be selling exclusive products such as CDs. But first may we interest you in our fantastic GFA branded tee. A Soft American cotton […]

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A Luthier Livestreams Himself Building A Violin To Benefit Musicians Impacted By Coronavirus

A Luthier Livestreams Himself Building A Violin To Benefit Musicians Impacted By Coronavirus For one whole week at the end of March, from early every morning until late at night, Jacob Brillhart livestreamed himself from his violin-making workshop in Chelsea, Vermont. The videos archived on Facebook depict a serene tableau: Brillhart, in a black apron, bent over his workbench, soft […]