As early music ideas are becoming more mainstream, I am using your bow more often in the orchestra with my modern violin. In particular, last week for Beethoven #3 and this week for Beethoven #5! As conductors are taking Beethoven’s audacious tempo markings more literally, your bow allows me to play the fleet tempi with ease. Also terrific for later Baroque work, Mozart Opera, and Oratorios. It has literally been a career saver.
Whenever I can, I encourage colleagues to try my bow, to show them how they can maximize their efforts while protecting their arm.
I had the good fortune this weekend to be playing with Elin Gabrielssohn who had two bows of yours on trial. She has, as you will probably know by now, decided to buy one of them: I should like to buy the other.
I had, of course, seen a lot of your work – Enrico Onofri, Claudia Combs, Stanley Ritchie and others all use your bows…, but as I have always been happy with my Italian Ghirardelli, I never really considered looking for anything else.
I played for 20 minutes with the bow that Elin ‘didn’t’ want and I was taken.
The bow arrived today in safe condition, very earlier than ups scheduled date. At once, I tried it to play Abel, Bach and Telemann in finest sounds. I’m satisfied with excellent balance and whippiness for the weight of the bow and rich full tone. I do not have any thinking to return it. It will surely be one of my best favorite friends of music.
The bow is very nice with my new romantic violin, and I´m so happy with this bow. It sounds clear and very “cantabile”, very comfortable to play. It’s ideal for Mendelssohn and Schubert. And, I’m grateful that I got to know you. Thanks!!
I receved the bow on 10 May in Milano. I was very curious. The bow is very-very nice. Perceptibly you used the best quality materials. Thank you. The sound is fantastic, big and warm. The wood is flexible and strong.Perfect aesthetics. I used it for two concerts and it was really easy and natural. So, I’m very happy. I hope to meet you personally in the future.
Thank you for the wonderful bow!
With the bow you made, I can pronounce the sound very clearly and I can make sound exactly same as I intend to make, I love the bow very much.
Also I don’t need much power to make resonant sound, I can do it with little power, that’s very nice for me too. I’ll play with it with great care and with great happiness. Thank you again for this supreme bow.