AFVBM Biennial General Meeting

May 7-11, 2014

Our next meeting will take place at the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower. The hotel is in a very accessible and family-friendly part of the city, within walking distance of the Magnificent Mile, and Water Tower Place.

Speakers include:

  • Josef 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
  • Ben Schröder on Jakob Stainer
  • Klaus Grünke on the Nurnberger Families in Markneukirchen
  • Paul Childs on Peccatte
  • Yung Chin on cello bows
  • Paul Childs, Isaac Salchow, and Jim Warren in a panel discussion on bows


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

What? Many of the world’s most renowned makers display their instruments and bows to the general public in an informal setting.

When? Sunday, May 11, 2014 • 1:00-5:00 pm • Free entry

Where? Sofitel Chicago Water Tower, 20 East Chestnut Street, Chicago

Mondomusica New York – New in 2013

The AFVBM had a double booth (1000 square feet) in a great location within the exhibition held in April 2013, and 28 Federation members participated. Pictures from the event can be seen here.

The second annual Mondomusica New York will take place in the heart of Soho from April 10 to 12, 2014.

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