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Biennial General Meeting, May 7-11, 2014

Our last meeting took place at the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower, May 7-11, 2014. This was a closed meeting. Only AFVBM member were invited to attend.

Speakers included:

  • Joseph Loferski, Department of Wood Science at Virginia Tech.
  • Duane Rosengard on the late 18th century Cremonese makers.
  • Carlo Chiesa on Ruggieri and Rogeri
  • Phillip Kass on Pressenda and Rocca
  • Benjamin Schröder on Jakob Stainer
  • Klaus Grünke on the Nurnberger Families in Markneukirchen German bows
  • Paul Childs on Peccatte
  • Yung Chin with a comparative take on cello bows
  • Paul Childs, Isaac Salchow, and Jim Warren in a panel discussion on bows

PUBLIC EVENT -P L A Y E R S   M E E T   M A K E R S
May 11, 1:00 to 5:00 pm
An Exhibition of Contemporary Instrument and Bow Making presented by the American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers. Many of the world’s most renowned makers display their instruments and bows to the general public in an informal setting.