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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