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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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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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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An Overview of the Awards at the Violin Society of America (VSA) Violin and Bow Making Competition

An Overview of the Awards 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. There are 9 categories of entries at the competition: Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, Quartet, Violin Bow, Viola Bow, Cello Bow, and Bass Bow. Awards at the VSA competition are a mark of prestige that sets many makers apart. But what do those awards actually mean?

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Top Violin and Bow Makers Honored at the 4th China International Violin and Bow Making Competition (第四届中国国际提琴及琴弓制作比赛)

Top Violin and Bow Makers Honored at the 4th China International Violin and Bow Making Competition (第四届中国国际提琴及琴弓制作比赛)

The 4th China International Violin and Bow Making Competition was held from May 5-15, 2019 at the Central Conservatory of Music and the National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) in Beijing. The competition had over 400 entries from 10 countries, and StringBridge has complete coverage of the competition and the winners.

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