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Biennial General Meeting 2018 – New York City

March 14-18, 2018

Lectures and Vendor Exhibit, Costantino Room, Fordham University School of Law, New York City

AFVBM group rate at the Empire Hotel.

Transit info: Take the Air Train from JFK to the Jamaica station. Then the Long Island Rail Road into Penn Station. Take the 1 train going uptown, getting off at 59th street, Columbus Circle. Walk up to 63rd street and the hotel will be on the left hand side.

Wednesday, March 14
8:30 am – 4:00 pm      Tour of D’Addario Company, Farmingdale, NY
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm      Welcome Reception, hosted by Heritage Insurance, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Lincoln Center

Thursday, March 15
Morning                      Business Meeting
Afternoon                    Lectures

Friday, March 16
All day                          Lectures
6:30 pm                       AFVBM Banquet, Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, Lincoln Center

Saturday, March 17
Morning                       Voting on new applicant/Lectures
Afternoon                    Lectures

Sunday, March 18
9:00 – 11:30 am          Brunch and Study, Christopher Landon Rare Violins
1:00 – 5:30 pm            Players Meet Makers, Bruno Walter Auditorium, Lincoln Center

Planned presentations

  • Mass Spectrometry Analysis of Bows – Jennifer Mass PhD, Yung Chin
  • Update on MRI Developments for Instrument Study – John Waddle
  • Understanding and Using Modern Technologies to Make a Replica of an Old Instrument – Guillaume Schonau
  • Using and Programming CNC Carving Machines – Steve Rossow
  • Digital Amati: Software for classical stringed instrument design based on François Denis’s’ “Traité de Lutherie” – Harry Mairson
  • An Overview of Violin Research – Joe Curtin, Fan Tao
  • The Cochineal Varnish of Antonio Stradivari – Joe Robson
  • Study Session with Two Strad Celli
  • The Violin Makers of the Serafin Family and Their Followers – Chris Reuning
  • Thinking Outside of the Box – Joe Grubaugh
  • Repair presentations – Jim Thornton, Jim Ham
  • How I Use Linen Melamine Bow Tips – David Samuels
  • Ivory, Rosewood, CITES Updates – John Bennett
  • Partnering with EILA for support of conservation efforts – Olivier Pérot, Charles Rufino, John Bennett
  • Ebony Reforestation on Mauritius – Vanessa Ah-Chuen