jul 17

Big news for fiddlefish

This post originally appeared on the ‘fiddlefish.com’ blog. It’s here for archival purposes only.

Just when the heat of NYC was about to break all will-power to do anything other than sit in front of the A/C unit and listen to old recordings, an email came my way which made me very proud and so very excited for the future of fiddlefish and all things violin.

Some months back, I found the courage to apply for the revered Canadian Council for the Arts Instrument Bank competition. Finalists are invited to Toronto for a spirited audition and interview, and winners generously receive the loan of Strads, del Gesus, and other incredible antique violins and ’celli from the golden age of violin-making.

In short, I was announced a finalist, and there is a chance that for some years to come, I perhaps could have in my hands a class of violin which gave inspiration to start this blog, and inspired so many great conversations about all things fine in the violin-making world.

I will be working hard for an outstanding audition, so wish me luck. With some determination, it could be that fiddlefish will have achieved an enormous goal which will give years of insight as I compare the old versus the new up close and intimately.