Finding my “musical match” in a viola has become a very drawn-out quest. Unfortunately, I have to weigh out my budget constraints (of course), with my own physical limitations – which have compounded with a diagnosis of scoliosis… Meaning, I … Continue reading
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In December, my viola developed several open seams, causing it to buzz loudly. Two hours from any luthier, and deep into the end-of-the-semester crush of performances and juries, one of my good friends generously loaned me her viola. She mentioned … Continue reading
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During an orchestra concert last week, my bow broke! On the second to last page of the Grieg piano concerto, I felt a little snap and my bow hair went slack. As principal violist, I had to lead my section … Continue reading
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To continue my ongoing saga of seeking my viola “match,” I recently came across a viola at a violin shop in Portland, Oregon, which made my heart skip. A gorgeous viola made in 1912 by G. H. Blair of Spokane, … Continue reading