One of My Violins I play on a David Rapkievian violin who lives in Washington Grove, MD. David has entered violins and violas in three international competitions and has won awards in all three (2002, 2000 and 1982) including the silver medal for tone at the VSA International Competition in 2002. I enjoy playing on his violin because of the rich tone and clarity. Continue reading “One of My Violins” source url


How Violins Are Made Has anyone seen the Discovery Channel series How It’s Made? I thought visitors would enjoy their episode on the violin. Click the “read more” button below for the video. According to the wiki on violins, the first violin was a four-string instrument built by italian Andrea Amati in 1555. Close cousins to the instrument date back further — likely to the Byzantine Empire. Continue reading “How Violins Are Made”