Travels With My Cello / choosing a cello
Jun 09, 2014With specialized services and products like violin, viola, and cello, you need to go to a string specialist, a violin shop. A violin isn’t a violin; you do not want the VSO (violin-shaped-object: looks like a violin but sounds like a cardboard box). It is time to do a little extra work for a huge return - in effective teaching time, music educational quality, and student progress. There are infinite studies on the benefits on music education, so everything we can do to motivate students to stay with music through high school is a push in the right direction. Take the time to make an informed choice in your purchase. Choose wisely.Read more →
Jun 05, 2014
Yes, you can still have your instrument, your way from StringWorks. Fiddle players rejoice! Baroque players rejoice! We and our luthier are excited to work with you, our family of players, to get the violin, viola, or cello you want. Our Setup is something we are very proud of, but to each their own. Fiddle players want Helicore strings and a less rounded bridge for easier double stops? Just let us know. Baroque players are particularly at a loss. We will be offering Baroque instruments soon, but for those who want to experiment first, we will be...
Apr 24, 2014
Cellist, StringWorks Customer, Double-Soloist Owner - Lorraine Hogle English has been a longtime customer and when she consigned her 1964 Roman Teller cello with us, we thought it would be great to do a feature on her. Lorraine Hogle began her cello studies with Belgian cellist Maria Rocap at age 14 and just four years later, she won the Florida West Coast Symphony Youth Orchestra’s Concerto Competition with the Boccherini Cello Concerto - on that same Roman Teller that we now have on consignment! Her studies in Cello Performance continued with Italian Cellist and founding member of the New England String Quartet, Bruno DiCecco,...