Mittenwald Competition Germany 2010

Posted on | July 17, 2010 | 2 Comments|

In May I entered the International Mittenwald Violin Making Competition. This competition is held every four years and attracted 175 violin makers from around the world. The instruments are judged on sound and workmanship by an international panel of  judges.

The violin I entered won bronze medal.  (both pictured below)

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The violin was my usual Stradivari model developed over many years.  I took what I felt were the best elements of Stradivari’s work and tried to produce an overall balanced and spontaneous visual impression. Also the workmanship was directed towards with a beautiful strong projecting sound and easy playability.   The violin was finished with an evenly coloured varnish with no shading or antiquing to fit within the rules of the competition.

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2 Responses to “Mittenwald Competition Germany 2010”

  1. Soyeon Kang
    August 20th, 2010 @ 8:21 pm

    Wow..Congrats!! Bronz medal. I am Soyeong Kang, from Korea. I am so jealous.
    and, I want to hear of the competition more.

  2. Alexandre Turmel concert : Guy Harrison - Violin Maker Blog
    August 21st, 2013 @ 2:36 am

    […] Alexandre performs on a violin I made in 2001, which he purchased this year. The violin is based on Stradivari, which was my standard model until 2010. […]

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    Guy Harrison Violin Maker
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    1997 Silver medal for viola in the Mittenwald International Violin Making Competition, Germany.

    2010 Bronze medal for violin in the Mittenwald International Violin Making Competition, Germany.

    2014 Workmanship award for violin in the Mittenwald International Violin Making Competition, Germany.

    2016 Silver Workmanship medal for cello in the VSA Violin Making Competition, USA.

    Member of the American Federation of Violin & Bow Makers and Violin Society of America.

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