Functional aspects on cello making

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Lecturer: Silvio Levaggi. /www.levaggi-tartari.com Schedule: Work will be done on instruments brought by the participants Discussion on all the subjects related to the functional aspects, through the specific cases of each professional and each instrument provided. These functional aspects could cover: Arching Thicknesses Bass bar Neck Fingerboard Nut Set up: Bridge Soundpost Strings Tailpiece Date: […]

Methods for understanding and reproducing classical cremonese woodwork. Focused on outline, purfling and edgework of Stradivari violins. Philip Ihle.

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Methods for understanding and reproducing classical cremonese woodwork. Focused on outline, purfling and edgework of Stradivari violins. Philip Ihle.

Workshop on bows with Frédéric Becker

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Schedule:

1. Taking off the hairs; cleaning the stick, frog and button.

2. Checking the camber and straightness of the stick: straightening and realingning.

3. Lapping with wrapped silver, plain silver and leather. Correcting the weight and and controlling gravity center.

4. Refit and repositioning of the eyelet in the frog and its relation with the screw.

Mineral ground for contemporary makers

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MINERAL GROUND FOR CONTEMPORARY MAKERS. Michele Dobner

Methodology and application techniques of mineral ground (primary varnish coat) relative to oil-resin varnishes intended for classical bows instruments

Place:
BELE.Basque School of Violin Making.
Bele. Conservatorio de Musica – Juan Crisostomo de Arriaga
Plaza Ibarrekolanda 1, 48015 Bilbao. Spain.
Date: 16th- 18th February 2018. Friday through Sunday

Lecturer: Michele Dobner

Duration: 21 hours

Timetable: Friday and Saturday 9:00-13:00/ 14:00-19:00 and Sunday 10:00-15:00.

“A new tool for violin making”

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“A new tool for violin making”. Workshop about carving soundboard and backs following the method used by Peter Westerlund.

Set up and Sound Adjustment workshop with Andrea Ortona

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Past 6th to 12th of March we did the Set up and Sound Adjustment workshop with Andrea Ortona. Andrea nowadays works at J&A Beares as a restorer and also works in his Oxford workshop making violins.

During the week the BELE students learnt about, materials, shapes, vibrating modes and sound.

Violin set up and sound adjustment workshop. Andrea Ortona.

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Violin set up and sound adjustment workshop. Andrea Ortona.
Place:
BELE.Basque School of Violin Making.
Bele. Conservatorio de Musica – Juan Crisostomo de Arriaga
Plaza Ibarrekolanda 1, 48015 Bilbao. Spain.
Date:
10th- 12th March, 2017. Friday through Sunday
Lecturer: Andrea Ortona

Workshop on acoustics with George Stoppani

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  “Listening, measuring and improving” Program: (These are some of the contents that will be treated or disscused in the course but subject to changes) 1-The effect and relevance of the materials (intrinsic properties of the wood) and the design (the outline, arching and thicknesses) used in the violin-making in the tonal qualities, perceived character, […]

Violin acoustics workshop. George Stoppani.

Violin acoustics workshop with George Stoppani

Violin acoustics workshop  with George Stoppani
“Listening, measuring and improving”

Contents:
1- The effect and relevance of the materials used in the violin-making
2- The influence of the top and back plates in free and pinned boundary conditions
3- Modal Analysis, Sound Radiation and Tonal Qualities.

Antique varnishing workshop with Collin Gallahue

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Antique varnishing workshop.
“Critical Decision Making; a Holistic Approach to Violinmaking”
By Collin R. Gallahue

The varnishing and antiquing method used by Collin Gallahue is a thorough process where each step needs of its own making times. The times required make impossible to fulfill the workshop in one week.

All the subjects will be held in two stages, i.e. in two different workshops. In order to get more out of the course and achieve the objectives some work should be done beforehand.

Schedule:

Talks on wood: color and texture.
Potential application of oxidants and coloring agents.
Ground coats.
Application of “Sealer”.
Talks on wood texture and preparation materials for the ground, varnish composition, its preparation and application for future reference.
Talks on set-up and neck setting.