Biennial General Meeting, 2010

We held our 2010 General Meeting in Montreal.

Members of our organization met in Montreal to attend advanced lectures about the study, construction, and identification of bows of the Tourte, Pajeot, Pecatte, Mirecourt, Tubbs, and Dodd Schools of bow making. Presentations also were made on instrument restoration techniques, documenting our work, and on how Amati, Stradivari, Guarneri and Stainer compared and contrasted and influenced later traditions of violins making. Technical presentations on data gathering and acoustical analysis were heard as well.

Our thanks goes to The Canimex Foundation, who made available many fine instruments from their collection during the meetings. The Canimex instruments were heard in concert with Alexandre Da Costa as well.

An Exhibition of Contemporary Instrument and Bow Making was presented by the American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers on Sunday, May 9, 2010 in Montreal. Players Meet Makers is a feature of each of our Biennial General Meetings.

For the last 20 years the American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers has reached out to the wider musical community through an exhibit known as Players Meet Makers. Many of the world’s most renowned makers display their instruments and bows to the general public at this event in an informal setting.

Players Meet Makers takes place as part of each AFVBM Biennial General Meeting. It is free and open to the public and allows local players the opportunity to view, and even try, some of these great contemporary instruments and bows.