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 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.
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.
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!
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…
The new bow is really fantastic, I’m very happy! Thank you a lot for your work! Ciao.
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!
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 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.