Gregg – The London Philharmonic at Alf Studios

Several members of the LPO stopped by Alf Studios last week. The orchestra was in town for a concert at Hill Auditorium, which included a rare performance of Tchaikovsky’s Manfred Symphony (brilliantly done, by the way) and a sensitive rendition of the Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5 performed by Dutch super-star Janine Jansen.  It was […]

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Gregg – A Vuillaume Visits Alf Studios

Restoring the set-up on a 150 year old violin I have a busy week ahead. I’m making the final touches on my presentation for Prague and selecting wood for my summer violinmaking commissions. In addition, I have repairs to do on a very fine violin that I brought back with me from Hong Kong. While […]

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Gregg – My Tonewood

  I have a special relationship with my tonewood. Many pieces are like old friends. I go back to visit them each time I peruse my wood collection, choosing materials for an upcoming commission. In fact, I prefer a certain amount of my work to be un-commissioned … in part because I can through my […]

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Gregg – China is amazing!

I spent a month in China last year as a judge for The First China International Violin Making Competition. It’s great being back! I was able to visit with old friends and take in new sights! And, most importantly, it was my pleasure to deliver a new Alf violin to Professor and eminent Composer, Yang […]

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Gregg – Next stop Beijing

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