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ANA RUCNER BINGEN MENDIZABEL KLEMENS BITTMAN COLINE AMADEUS CHARLOTTE WILDE  DANIEL STOECKE
EMMA GLEDHILL JOHANNES HAASE LUCA D'ALBERTO MARKUS MUEUNCH MARKUS NOSER Miguel Lara

MONICA GERMINO

 

 

PAVEL SPORCEL

 

 

PINK PANTHER TARA NOVAK     

 

COLINE AMADEUS, Paris

www.colineamadeus.com

 

Performance: Nouvel Album "1000 en L'1"

 Paris, Feb 2014

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

 

"L'Absolu" Violectra V 201 , 2012

6 String violin Ceruti/ Del Gesu combined model, handpainted to match Lapis Lazuli stone sample

 

 

 

MARKUS NOSER 7 STRING VIOLIN Switzerland  2012      PASDETROIS   

www.pasdetrois.ch

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

 

 

Pavel Sporcel,  Prague    www.pavelsporcl.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AG6ef9giXzA
 


For the occasion of it is typical that his audience likes surprises; whether it was once a headscarf, which is now one of his hallmark; or last Sporcelain album, which mixed with classic pop and electronics. Now we present the audience with a new instrument he had brought from Violectra electric violins.

He had built for him, by Dave Bruce Johnson from his Birmingham workshop,  to play with the instrument virtuosos Nigel Kennedy, Leila Josefowicz and Jean-Luc Ponty. Violectra violins are made of maple wood, you have a tailpiece with gears; Šporclovy; even his signature.

Pavel collected his Violectra in London in early July after recording some James Bond film score at Pinewood studios

 

"Signature transfer"

 

 

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
 

 

 

 

Alexandre Cavaliere alias Pink Panther

http://www.myspace.com/alexandrecavaliere

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
JOHANNES HAASE , GERMANY, 5 STRING VIOLIN, 2010

www.myspace.com/johanneshaase

Johannes Haase is an extremely versatile violinist,

playing period, modern and electric instruments.

He plays with a broad range of groups and styles:

In addition to his solo projects, Johannes is playing and

touring with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Flow

Job, the seminal funk band Nordic Skywalker and the

Broken Sticks, FlowinImmO, the First Church of Free Music

Lausen, Myotis Kollektiv and Ohneland.

He has a Master in Free Improvisation from the music

academy of Basel, Switzerland, having studied with Fred

Frith. Furthermore, he has taken lessons and studied with

Irvine Arditti, Ken Zuckerman, Thomas Klug, Igor Ozim and

members of the Ensemble Modern.

In 2008 he won the John Cage Award (for the

interpretation of new music), and in 2011 he was given

the Klaus Huber-Sonderpreis from the University of Arts,

Bremen.

He has given Masterclasses at Universities in South

America.

His instruments are an anonymous baroque violin (ca.

1680), a modern violin made by Stephan von Baehr (Paris,

2009) and a 5-string Violectra made by Dave Bruce Johnson

(Birmingham, 2010).


 
Johannes plays around 70 concerts a year, for dates check : www.johanneshaase.com

links:

Flow Job: www.flowjob.at watch this space for the new album

www.soundcloud.com/johanneshaase

www.soundcloud.com/johanneshaase/ohneland-live-illerstrasse


 

 

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Charlotte Wilde , Leipzig Germany   www.figurentheater-wildevogel.de

Violectra 3 string violin bass in KRABAT show Leipzig Germany , 2010  

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Miguel Lara, Madrid, Spain, 2010

 

TARA NOVAK ~ ISHNA , A new celtic rock  phenomenon! , Based in DUBLIN -

5 String Violin in Sea Blue

www.taranovak.com

www.myspace.com/taranovakviolin

Tara Novak, Christmas fashion parade 2011 

New single: The Liberties

 

 

 

LIVE with ISHNA

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DAVIDE ROSSI

 

COLDPLAY

GOLDFRAPP 

THE VERVE

RÖYKSOPP

THE BLACK SHIPS

www.myspace.com/rossidavide

www.daviderossi.co.uk

 

                                                             

5 String Bass Viola 

G C F Bb Eb

 

7 String Violin 2001

 

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Monica Germino, ELECTRA     Amsterdam 

4 string "Ceruti 1801" copy

www.monicagermino.com       www.electranewmusic.com

Club Guy & Roni's MY PRIVATE ODYSSEY in AMSTERDAM:

Monday 15 December, 20.30 - Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, Amsterdam (NL)


"...honest and extraordinarily modern. Magnificent." -Allgemeine Zeitung


& on tour through February 2015: Click here for a complete list of tour dates

 

CONCERT DIARY 2014

Washington, DC  -  Amsterdam  -  Bologna  

Photo credit Sharon Mor Yosef

photo: Joost van der Hagen

photo: Wouter van den 

    

Rehearsing Michael Daugherty "Lux"

with Michael Daugherty

with Alvin Curran

 CD Cover Able to Be

CD Cover Suites of Lux

 Copy CERUTI 1801 in Moonlight Silver Finish

REVIEWS

The Telegraph (De Telegraaf) (NL):

'Jacob ter Veldhuis composed a solo for Monica Germino, who drew long, plaintive tones and piercing outbursts from her powerfully amplified electric violin, alongside a soundtrack of indefinable sounds...The violinist is the central figure on stage. She breathes life into the dancers with her notes and summons the memories in them to wake. She leads, inspires, manipulates.’

Rotterdams Dagblad (NL):

'Violinist Monica Germino performs Jacob ter Veldhuis' new score live and moves like an eleventh dancer through the group. The amplified electric violin music lures you into another world...'
'Dancers are lashed into action by violinist Monica Germino, who is always on stage. She [Germino] resembles a kind of snake charmer, but then not with a flute but rather with her electric violin...'

The CD:

JacobTV | SUITES OF LUX, on Basta Music (double CD)
“...Monica Germino plays expansively and with beautiful tone in the rock- and new age-tinged SUITES OF LUX, for electronic violin and soundtrack, the largest work on the album.”
-Stephen Eddins, All Music


with ELECTRA:

The New York Times (USA), about the Lincoln Center performance of Donnacha Dennehy’s work for ELECTRA
-scored for voice, Violectra & distortion, recorders & effects, and percussion

"viscerally thrilling"
                                                                          
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Markus Mueunch ,  Germany, 2008 www.markusmuench.com

6 String Violin in quilted maple with paduk neck inlay

 

 

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Emma Gledhill, Switzerland , 2002 

4 String Violin in Light Bottle Green sunburst finish

 

 

 

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Daniel Stoeckel, Germany, August 2005

5 String Violin with purpleheart neck laminates, in satin finish,

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LUCA D'ALBERTO 

 ITALY

www.myspace.com/lucadalberto

 

Luca has been working with :

Alan Wilder (Depeche Mode, Recoil) 

Astrid Young (the sister of Neil Young)

 

George Michael  :Ex.Wave Project 

"... Ex.Wave music is absolutely new, fantastic... Surrounds and captures from above..." George Michael

                                               

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Bingen Mendizabal, Spain, 2002

7 String Violin Model -range is from e a d g c f Bb from violin to cello

 

Made of Poplar wood in  natural satin finish. 

 

 

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