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Haide Lin, the Cultural Revolution, and Violin-making (but don’t forget the piano!)

Don't worry. This blog hasn't been transformed into a Violin Journey. It's only a side-trip to a universe that I knew before immersing myself in the piano. In fact, this signature piece, re-recorded for the nth time last night, is a reminder that my heart sings without a bow and four strings. http://youtu.be/MWk0qSO_Lvg Having pardoned… Continue reading Haide Lin, the Cultural Revolution, and Violin-making (but don’t forget the piano!)

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My Journey to Ifshin’s in El Cerrito, CA where violins, unlike pianos are thriving!

I headed over to the premier string HAUS in the Bay area today to bring my 1799 vintage German violin back to life. For years it had been laying at the bottom of my closet, layered over with two portable digital pianos and an old computer. This was a violin selected by my teacher, the… Continue reading My Journey to Ifshin’s in El Cerrito, CA where violins, unlike pianos are thriving!