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Apr 11, 2020

Thomas Georgi builds a violin, Part 8

Tafelmusik violinist Thomas Georgi is making progress on his violin build as part of #TafelmusikTogether. In this update, Tom shares a family connection while working on the nut.

Apr 9, 2020

Thomas Georgi builds a violin, Part 7

Welcome back to our #TafelmusikTogether series on Tafelmusik violinist  Thomas Georgi building a violin! Today, he walks us through some of the trials and tribulations of building a fingerboard—and, explains how reparable many parts of the violin are.

Apr 4, 2020

Thomas Georgi builds a violin, Part 6

As we continue to stay home, violinist Thomas Georgi continues making progress on his home-made violin. We think we all can relate with this violin—aren't we all yearning for the beach and sun? #TafelmusikTogether

Apr 2, 2020

Thomas Georgi builds a violin, Part 5

In today's #TafelmusikTogether update, violinist Thomas Georgi shares the progress of the violin he is building at home. Have questions for Tom? Email your questions to info@tafelmusik.org.

Mar 23, 2020

Thomas Georgi builds a violin, Part 4

In today’s update from Tafelmusik violinist Thomas Georgi, he answers some questions you’ve asked about whether he’ll be making his own pegs; works on fitting his tailpiece and sound post; and shows us the inside of a 19th century violin—with a surprise inside! #TafelmusikTogether

Mar 20, 2020

Thomas Georgi builds a violin, Part 3

Tafelmusik violinist Thomas Georgi continues to make a violin as part of #TafelmusikTogether. In this video, he cooked a fingerboard. Watch, ask questions, and leave comments!

Mar 19, 2020

Thomas Georgi builds a violin, Part 2

Tafelmusik violinist Thomas Georgi continues building his violin as part of #TafelmusikTogether (with his trusty companion and cat Raven.) Here's a quick update about the violin's scroll and finger board.

 

Mar 18, 2020

Thomas Georgi builds a violin, Part 1

How are you spending your time at home? Our violinist, Thomas Georgi, has decided to build a violin. Thomas—along with his cat Raven, who makes a surprise cameo—will keep us abreast of his progress with video updates.
 
Watch along with us to learn more about the process of making a violin from scratch.
 
Feb 7, 2019

My Instrument: Homeless, my foster fiddle

Thomas Georgi, vioin/viola. Photo by Sian Richards

By Thomas Georgi, violinist/violist (and sometimes viola d'amorist)

Choosing a new violin/viola/cello/bass is not easy. Even for players with extensive experience, quality of tone, projection, and ease of response are hard to assess with confidence.