READING OLD MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

This is the text for a talk I gave at the Galpin Society Conference, Music Faculty, Oxford, on 26th July 2013 (edit in progress, click on the pictures for more detailed viewing) While it is evident that most objects bear the marks of their use, traces of their journey through time remaining as clues inscribed […]

BUILDING A VIOLIN: LECTURE ASHMOLEAN OXFORD

HEADLEY LECTURE THEATRE ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM   Sat 6 Jul, 11am–12pm In 2008, luthier, Bruno Guastalla turned his hand to photography and created a unique series of images which documents the process of making stringed instruments from start to finish. In this special lecture he will show his photographs and share his insights into the luthier’s […]

STRADIVARI EXHIBITION: EVENTS CALENDAR

Calendar of events (below) can be also gleaned from the Ashmolean website     In association with Blackwell’s Talk & String Quartet Tickets:£5,booking essential Telephone or visit Blackwell’s Customer Service Department in the Norrington Room, Blackwell’s E: events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk T: 01865 333623 “Stradivari: the Pursuit of Perfection” With Dr Jon Whiteley, Exhibition Curator Norrington Room, Blackwell’s, […]

STRADIVARI EXHIBITION COMING UP!

From the 13th June 2013 the ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM in Oxford is hosting a remarkable exhibition of instruments by ANTONIO STRADIVARI. See their website for details. This is a rare event: 21 of the best Strads are being brought, as are tools and drawings from Stradivari’s workshop  from the museum in Cremona There is a concert […]