DAY 11 : The moment has come…

There is great excitement here – the violin is finally ready to be played (we had to fit the strings the night before so they could settle). This is how it looks now, unvarnished, of course:

This morning many musicians came to the workshop to try it out and the reactions were very positive, but special thanks to Brian Hong and Sarina Zickgraf for this lovely performance of Massenet’s Meditation from Thais at our house concert. At last we all had a chance to hear this wonderful new instrument!

Tomorrow we will write more on what is next for the violin.