Jesper Ulfenstedt, double bass in the orchestra of the Komische Oper, Berlin, had us make his "dream bow". Function, weight, length, balance, shape and colour were the criteria which were defined together and implemented in the finest detail during the bow's creation.
It was exciting working with the demanding professional and also with a new material: "service tree" wood, which was used for the bow stick. It is a particularly strong, local hardwood from the rose family.
Jesper Ulfenstedt rehearsing with Konrad Junghänel:
Stefan Holmberg, Sweden
I have studied classical guitar and viola da gamba in the 1980s at Kapellsberg Music School in northern part of Sweden. But after the studying I didn't find the way to be a musician.
For a couples of years now I have found the joy again to practice and to be a musician in my spare time.
The instrument I play is a copy of a French viol from 1684 by the famous builder Colichon, luthier Johan Hedvall in Boras, Sweden's only professional luthier. Because I like film, humor and French baroque music I asked Johan to do a head on the gamba depicting the French filmmaker Jacques Tati. I also have a cute pardessus de viole from Johan, but it is difficult to find a place for 'her' because I usually play ensemble with two violinist. The bows a I use is built with excellent craftsmanship by Hagen Schiffler.
I live in Karlskrona and work as a Meteorology assistant in nearby airfield and I have a degree in digital media. Making this videos is a inspiration for me to practice viol and experimenting with the camera and video programs.
Matthias Michael Beckmann
Matthias Michael Beckmann ranks as a pioneer of the cello: playing a unique 5-stringed cello with a descant E string and a range of five octaves, he is the first musician to perform the entire cello repertoire from Bach to Gulda on a 5-stringed instrument.
Milan Sagat, Bass player
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Einar Schoyen, Oslo
Filharmoniske Orkester, Norway
The bow has arrived, and I have it here already... It is incredibly beautiful, and it is extremely good; - I actually can`t stop playing with it! …Thank you for the wonderful work.
dolce risonanza, Vienna
For this latest CD project (2012/13) two early baroque violins after Amati and all bows are from our workshop!
Concerto Melante, Berlin
Spirit of Musicke
Il concerto spirituoso, Biel
Andreas Heiniger, Barockgeiger