The Only Bass Maker Who Has Won the Gold Medal for Bass at the Cremona Triennale Competition Has Won it Twice!

The Only Bass Maker Who Has Won the Gold Medal for Bass at the Cremona Triennale Competition Has Won it Twice!

Known as the “Olympics of violin making,” the Antonio Stradivari International Triennial Competition of Stringed Instruments”- in Italian Concorso Triennale Internazionale degli Strumenti ad Arco Antonio Stradivari - often referred to simply as the “Triennale” - is one of the premier international violin and bow making competitions in the world and takes place every three years in Cremona, Italy. There have been 15 total Triennale competitions, although only 2 gold medals for bass have been awarded, and both were awarded to the same bass maker.

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The 11 Cello Makers Who Have Won the Gold Medal for Cello at the Cremona Triennale Competition

The 11 Cello Makers Who Have Won the Gold Medal for Cello at the Cremona Triennale Competition

Known as the “Olympics of violin making,” the Antonio Stradivari International Triennial Competition of Stringed Instruments”- in Italian Concorso Triennale Internazionale degli Strumenti ad Arco Antonio Stradivari - often referred to simply as the “Triennale” - is one of the premier international violin and bow making competitions in the world and takes place every three years in Cremona, Italy. There have been 15 total Triennale competitions, although only 11 gold medals for cello have been awarded. Click to see the full list of gold medal winners.

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The 10 Viola Makers Who Have Won the Gold Medal for Viola at the Cremona Triennale Competition

The 10 Viola Makers Who Have Won the Gold Medal for Viola at the Cremona Triennale Competition

Known as the “Olympics of violin making,” the Antonio Stradivari International Triennial Competition of Stringed Instruments”- in Italian Concorso Triennale Internazionale degli Strumenti ad Arco Antonio Stradivari - often referred to simply as the “Triennale” - is one of the premier international violin and bow making competitions in the world and takes place every three years in Cremona, Italy. There have been 15 total Triennale competitions, although only 10 gold medals for viola have been awarded. Click to see the full list of gold medal winners.

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The 13 Violinmakers Who Have Won the Gold Medal for Violin at the Cremona Triennale Competition

The 13 Violinmakers Who Have Won the Gold Medal for Violin at the Cremona Triennale Competition

Known as the “Olympics of violin making,” the Antonio Stradivari International Triennial Competition of Stringed Instruments”- in Italian Concorso Triennale Internazionale degli Strumenti ad Arco Antonio Stradivari - often referred to simply as the “Triennale” - is one of the premier international violin and bow making competitions in the world and takes place every three years in Cremona, Italy. There have been 15 total Triennale competitions, although only 13 gold medals for violin have been awarded. Click to see the full list of gold medal winners.

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Inaugural Australian Luthier and Archetier Congress is the First to be Held in the Southern Hemisphere

Inaugural Australian Luthier and Archetier Congress is the First to be Held in the Southern Hemisphere

The inaugural Australian Luthier and Archetier Congress was held from July 13th – 20th 2019 at The Scots School in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia. The congress is the first international Luthier and Archetier gathering in the southern hemisphere.

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The Top Five Most Awarded Violin and Bow Makers at the Violin Society of America (VSA) Violin and Bow Making Competition

The Top Five Most Awarded Violin and Bow Makers at the Violin Society of America (VSA) Violin and Bow Making Competition

The Violin Society of America (VSA) has sponsored 23 violinmaking competitions between 1975 and 2018 and has become known as one of the premier international violin and bow making competitions in the world. To date, the VSA has given 1578 total awards in 23 competitions. In a previous article, StringBridge Connect revealed the violin and bow makers who had earned Hor Concours status, which is granted to a maker who has been awarded Gold Medals in three different VSA Competitions. But which violin and bow makers have won the highest number of awards of any type (combination of Gold Medal, Silver Medal, and Certificate of Merit) at the Violin Society of America (VSA) Competition? The answer may surprise you.

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Master Chinese Violinmakers: Ming-Jiang Zhu (朱明江)

Master Chinese Violinmakers: Ming-Jiang Zhu (朱明江)

When many people think of Chinese violins, the first thing that comes to mind is student instruments produced in a factory, the quality of which has improved such that a musician can now find quality Chinese student instruments at affordable prices. What may not immediately come to mind is the master violinmakers in China who are hand crafting fine violins, violas, cellos, and bows for advanced and professional players. One of the best known and most influential master violinmakers in China is Ming-Jiang Zhu (朱明江).

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The Six Violin Makers Who Have Been Awarded the Rare "Double Gold" Medal at the Violin Society of America (VSA) International Violinmaking Competition

The Six Violin Makers Who Have Been Awarded the Rare "Double Gold" Medal at the Violin Society of America (VSA) International Violinmaking Competition

The Violin Society of America (VSA) has sponsored has sponsored 23 violinmaking competitions between 1975 and 2018 and has become known as one of the premier international violin and bow making competitions in the world. During those 23 competitions, the VSA has granted 1578 awards. Of the 1578 total awards granted by the VSA, only six (6) awards have been the rare Double Gold Medal for Workmanship and Tone. The following are the six violinmakers who have been awarded the rare Double Gold Medal for Workmanship and Tone by the VSA.

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Master Chinese Violinmakers: Liang Guohui (梁国辉)

Master Chinese Violinmakers: Liang Guohui (梁国辉)

When many people think of Chinese violins, the first thing that comes to mind is student instruments produced in a factory, the quality of which has improved such that a musician can now find quality Chinese student instruments at affordable prices. What may not immediately come to mind is the master violinmakers in China who are hand crafting fine violins, violas, cellos, and bows for advanced and professional players. One of the best known and most influential master violinmakers in China is Liang Guohui (梁国辉).

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Master Chinese Violinmakers: Zheng Quan (郑荃)

Master Chinese Violinmakers: Zheng Quan (郑荃)

When many people think of Chinese violins, the first thing that comes to mind is student instruments produced in a factory, the quality of which has improved such that a musician can now find quality Chinese student instruments at affordable prices. What may not immediately come to mind is the master violinmakers in China who are hand crafting fine violins, violas, cellos, and bows for advanced and professional players. One of the best known and most influential master violinmakers in China is Zheng Quan (郑荃).

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