Violin Society of America Proclaims 2022 Competitors Winners

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Six instrument makers acquired the competitors’s highest honor, the Double-Gold Medal


The Violin Society of America (VSA) just lately wrapped up this yr’s competitors, which acknowledges and celebrates the nation’s most interesting instrument and bow makers. The 2022 version was the society’s largest competitors so far, that includes greater than 430 violins, violas, cellos, and bows. These devices represented a grand complete of 258 makers who hailed from 21 totally different international locations.

Six makers acquired the Double-Gold Medal in Artisanship and Tone, which is the competitors’s highest honor. They’re as follows:

  • Violin: Fabienne Gauchet, Justin Hess
  • Viola: Mark Schnurr, Emilio Kusi Crabbé and Chiling Chen
  • Bass: Christopher Savino
  • Quartet: Mark Schnurr

Alongside the competitors, the VSA hosted a week-long celebration occasion that included scholarly displays, reside demonstrations, and the prospect to view a group of 19 devices made by varied members of the Guarneri household.

«Modern violin and bow makers have as soon as once more demonstrated their collective drive to succeed in new heights,» stated Invoice Scott, President of the Violin Society of America. «The world-class achievements celebrated tonight are worthy of essentially the most discerning musicians who depend on distinctive devices.»

A full listing of makers who received awards is out there right here.


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