Exhibition in Utrecht : September 5-7, 2014

Dear friends,

I would like to invite you to my forthcoming exhibition in Utrecht (The Netherlands), from September 5 to 7, 2014. I will bring a few instruments, some of which are patterned after my new original model based on the late Guarneri del Gesu (ex-Vieuxtemps, ex-Ysaÿe). Some instruments will be still in the white, which gives not only the rare opportunity to see the work in progress, but also to re-shape the sound and to discuss certain aspects of the varnish. Since the central theme of this exhibition is baroque instruments, I will exhibit the violoncello da spalla and give a small performance (see details below). There will be also at least one baroque violin made by my pupils. Modern violins will surely be available too.

Tivoli-Vredenburg. This enormous building incorporates 5 concert halls: the unchanged “Grote Zaal”, Pandora (multi-purpose), Cloud Nine (jazz club), Hertz (to replace the former “small hall”, specially built for chamber music) and a pop focused room : Ronda. Due to the new opportunities provided by the structure of the building we are very sure it will be a lively Exhibition.

Exhibition will be held on the foyer decks of Hertz and Pandora. There will be catering (a themed restaurant), a small stage, a CD store and everything more to welcome visitors. There will be a lot of audience all the time and because of the publicly accessible building, there will be no admission fees for entering the Festival Exhibition.

The official opening times:
Friday 5 September / 12:00-18:00
Saturday 6 September / 10:00-18:00
Sunday 7 September / 10:00-17:00

Notable events related to my violin-making:

1. My exhibition booth will be at Tivoli-Vredenburg. Official opening times above. Should these be outside your available hours, let me know.

2. Sergey Malov will give a recital on the violin I made specially for him. http://www.oudemuziek.nl/agenda/alle-concerten-2013-2014/seizoen-2013-2014/fom14-86-malov-birsak/fom14-86-malov-birsak/

3. Tomoe Badiarova will perform on the violin I made specially for her at 15:30, Fundatie van Renswoude, Violin Solo “Biber & Bach”. Information on the Festival's website: http://www.oudemuziek.nl/festival/fringe/

4. My presentation will take place at the special demonstration room (club Cloud Nine) in Tivoli-Vredenburg on Saturday, 14:00 – 14:30 hrs. Violoncello da spalla, J.S.Bach cello suite no.1, Q&As.

See you in Utrecht!

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