“A new tool for violin making”

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

Violin, viola and cellos on loan to music students

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Throgh a program designed by the Department for Education, Language Policy and Culture of the Basque Government, BELE, Basque Violin Making School, will lend the instruments built by them to music students from the Conservatoires within the Basque Country. For next 2017-18 academic year there will be 34 instruments, 15 violin, 15 viola and 4 celli […]

Approved ERASMUS+ grants for 2017-18

The Spanish Service For Internationalization of Education (SEPIE) has approved the grant applications submitted by BELE for the 2017-18 academic year.

These are four job training scholarships for students, allowing them subsidized job practices in diverse workshops in Europe, such as Italy, France and UK .

Application period extended to the 6th of June

Application period goes from 24th of april to 25th of May, both included.

The course is divided in three years and based on five main subjects, Building the instruments of the string quartet, Restoration and repair techniques , Bow maintenance and repair, Acoustics and Work and business studies.
Our studies include work practices in workshops of different luthiers and possibility to apply to the European Erasmus + grant program.

Set up and Sound Adjustment workshop with Andrea Ortona

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

Approved Erasmus+ grants

The Spanish Service For Internationalization of Education (SEPIE) has approved the grant applications submitted by Bele fro the 2016-17 academic year.

Workshop on acoustics with George Stoppani

  “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
“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.

Violins and violas on loan to music students

Throgh a program designed by the Department for Education, Language Policy and Culture of the Basque Government, BELE, Basque Violin Making School, will lend the instruments built by them to music students from the Conservatoires within the Basque Country.