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Sept 2017: Violin 5 string in "Ebonised " double stain satin finish
 

 

with camera flash

 

 

January 2017 V-218-219 Violectra violas for Jamie , S Korea

 

 

 

 

Nigel Kennedy, pictured playing his Violectra in the Guardian  in November, and calling for greater individuality to be encouraged amongst professional players.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/nov/20/nigel-

 

kennedy-slams-colleges-for-stifling-musical-talent

 

 

 

July 2016: Proms

Virtuoso Chloe Hanslip played a Violectra violin, alongside her 1737 Guarneri del Gesu violin in the world premiere of a violin concerto by Michael Berkeley as part of the BBC proms at the Royal Albert Hall in July.  

 

https://bachtrack.com/review-prom-16-chloe-hanslip-bbc-national-orchestra-wales-july-2016

 

 

A Violectra violin and cello were used at Oranjewoud Festival ,  Heerenveen, Holland , with piano in a special Silent Concert ,  May 30 2015

http://oranjewoudfestival.nl/

 

 

 

 

Nigel Kennedy at The Proms BBC ‘Midlands Today’.

 

 

On 27/02/14 Violectra was featured as one of the 100 best innovations in the West Midlands on a special news feature on the BBC ‘Midlands Today’.

 

Along with Jaguars, the Mini, Leyland buses and  JCB Excavators, Violectra was featured with a clip of Nigel Kennedy playing his Violectra at the Royal Albert Hall.

 

It was a privilege to be chosen  representing the many talented crafts and design people with  small businesses in the Midlands

 

 

 

MARKUS NOSER 7 STRING VIOLIN Switzerland  2012    PASDETROIS

    

www.pasdetrois.ch

 

WATCH THIS AMAZING VIDEO WITH


BASS CLARINET AND 7 STRING

 VIOLECTRA VIOLIN

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyDGNNLDwxY

 

 

 

Apr 2013- Just received a nice email back from Kaitlyn Maria Filippini, in USA who ordered a 5 string in 2011/2- she has posted on her site a great story about ordering and receiving her Violectra . Have a look Here - DBJ:

http://kaitlynhova.wordpress.com/2013/04/02/violectra/

LATER in April 13: Kaitlyn is auditioning for USA Got Talent with a video about auditory synesthesia, ( seeing sounds)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dI4DpHnbX_Q&feature=youtu.be

 

 

SWITCHED ON STRINGS

 Read a fascinating review by NICK CATOR as it appeared in the review section of The

 Weekend Australian on Feb 2/3 2013 . This article gives us an insight into the leader of

 the Australian Chamber Orchestra; Richard Tognetti's  latest new tour.  Electric Preludes,

 is Tognetti's newest venture working with composer Brett Dean playing across venues in

 Australia throughout February.

Part 1    Part 2

 

 

NIGEL KENNEDY's  STOLEN  VIOLECTRAS:

 LATEST NEWS...  NIGEL KENNEDY's STOLEN VIOLECTRAS TURN UP AT AUCTION in

North  WALES auction house in  OCT 2012

May 2013 update: Now returned to owner.

Read the story here:

THE LIVERPOOL ECHO:

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/liverpool-news/local-news/2012/10/12/nigel-kennedy-violins-

stolen-in-liverpool-in-2005-turn-up-at-auction-house-100252-32016138/

 

THE STRAD MAGAZINE

http://thestrad.com/Article.asp?ArticleID=2411

more on the instruments on our STOLEN page

 

We are delighted with this fantastic news after 7 years , these one off Violectras have been returned to their rightful owner.

 

 

 

 

ANA RUCNER  CROATIA 4 String Cello (copy Ceruti Cello mid 19c)

www.anarucner.com




ODE TO JOY (Croatia Tourist Board Promotion)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnjWUYE9UvU&feature=youtube_gdata_player
 

 

 

Latest order News DEC 2011

Violectra no 201 6 string violin model combined Ceruti & Del Gesu

Hand painted  in Lapis Lazuli

more photos on Custom Work page

 

 

Watch MIDLANDS TODAY INTERVIEW on you tube video about 

Dave Bruce Johnson's Violectra

 

 

 

   

 

"yeah, I mean, I have got these amazing violins made in Birmingham by David Bruce Johnson... great electric violins... first ones that don't sound too plastic and trebly"

NIGEL KENNEDY 

BBC R4 Front Row interview (09/10/07)

 

 

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