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.
Dear Ralph, your bow has arrived safe! Thanks a lot, it’s beautiful, exactly as I wanted … You have read my thoughts! Today I spent the afternoon to try and seems made for my Pietro Guarneri … thanks really!
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!!
Just wanted to thank you for making that bow I recently bought! I really don’t think I would have had as much fun or played as well on my Mozart concerto a couple of weeks ago without it! It’s the first transitional bow I’ve ever had that really really feels comfortable.
The new bow is really fantastic, I’m very happy! Thank you a lot for your work! Ciao.
Of course!!!! I am enjoying your bow everyday! Few days ago I played with Mr. Onofri at the Concert in Tokyo!!! (Toshihiko was the member of the orchestra!) Enrico and I played with your Bows!!!!! I think ….my baroque bow made in ironwood. Please see the pictures of my baroque bow and classical bow! Thank you again for my great creator!
Hi Ralph, I got the bow and I´m already playing with it. The sound is very clear and stable, great to play fast notes but i’m still discovering more things. Thank you so much! Last tour I played also a quartet (Haydn) with Barry Sargent and guess he said why don’t you use one of my bows (transitional) and it was from you! I did like it but I would prefer to have one a bit heavier in the middle, well his bow is a violin bow so no wonder. Anyway i will be in touch.
Yes! Day before yesterday I received your wonderful bow.
Thank you very very much!! It’s so beautiful and powerful. I really love it!! Next month, I will play with the bow at the concert at once. You make me so happy!!
Thanks with all my heart.
I played a concert last week with the bow, and I am very happy. The sound is beautiful and it’s very easy to play. Thanks a lot.
I am now in Spain until Wednesday, I will send the other bow to your customer in Italy on Thursday or Friday…
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.
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.
I just want to let you know that I’m very pleased with the bows you’ve sent and that the students are benefiting from their use. Their public debut will take place in February in performances of music of Mozart and Haydn. Thanks as ever for your excellent craftsmanship and service.
I’m glad to write you that I decided to keep the bow with me. I like it very much. As my former bow was too flexible, I could not do well with your bow on the first day. On the second day, however, I began to like it. I showed it to my teacher, Ms Setsuko, and she assured me that I should have it. She praised your bow in detail, but I cannot translate her delicate expression from Japanese to English. I think I will use this for my life long (maybe 15 or 20 years). Thank you.
I received 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.
I received the new bow on this wednesday. It is Amazing!!!
I can play more warmer,more nature and richer for every note.
And, most surprised thing for me was, I can play everything wherever of the bow!!!!!
It is miracle isn’t it !!???!! It is really amazing.
I cannot possibly put my thanks into words. I am very very happy.