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.

Feb 4, 2019

Get to know Christopher Verrette, violin

Christopher Verrette, violin. Photo by Sian Richards
Photo by Sian Richards

Christopher Verrette joined the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra 25 years ago, in 1993. As we mark this milestone year for Chris, we asked him to answer our “get to know” questions.

How did you come to choose your instrument?

Feb 9, 2018

My Instrument: Julia Wedman and her Jacobs violin

Julia Wedman playing her Jakobs violin at Handel House in London. Julia Wedman playing her Jacobs violin at Handel House in London.

By Julia Wedman

Mar 6, 2017

Get to Know The Bernardinis, Father/Daughter duo

For our upcoming concert in April, Bach: Keeping it in the Family, we invited the father/daughter duo Alfredo and Cecilia Bernardini to co-guest direct this (almost) all-Bach program. Both have performed with Tafelmusik in the past but it's been a while since our last catch-up.

Nov 15, 2016

A Chat with violinist Cristina Zacharias

Our upcoming concert series A Grand Tour of Italy, which features the Tafelmusik solo concerto debut of our own Cristina Zacharias, transports you to seventeenth century Italy, highlighting Italian composers and the violin. The Italians really embraced the violin — instrument makers, violinists, and composers: some would say this really is where the violin was born.