Canadian Viateur Roy takes top Prize at Concorso Triennale Internazionale

The Cremona Museo Del Violino has published the winners of the “Concorso Triennale Internazionale degli Strumenti ad Arco “Antonio Stradivari”“, which they describe as the “Olympics of Violin Making”, and with 445 instruments submitted by 334 makers from 31 countries, you can see why.  As well, of all the categories, only a single gold was awared.

Canadian Viateur Roy took the silver prizes for Violin and Cello!  (no Gold was awared in either case).  Davide Sora won Bronze for Violin (check out his amazing YouTube videos) that went well with his special prize from the Polish Union of of Violin Makers, for the violin with the best acoustic qualities!

4 Year Website Anniversary! 32,000 hits, 120 Countries!

Today marks the 4ths year of the site.  I’ve tried to make this site a useful reference for violin makers.  I’m thrilled to report that we’ve had 32,080 hits to date and visitors from over 120 countries!!

Thanks to everyone who’s provided feedback, I hope you find this site useful in the future as I expand the content and make the site even more useful to my fellow makers!