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A Journey to Making an Ideal Violin

Lecture by Jiang Feng, Violin Maker

Feng Jiang Feng Jiang
A renowned violin-maker Feng Jiang will present his journey of violin-making. After a brief biographical sketch of his education and violin-making experiences, he will delve into what is behind constructing a master level violin as well as how to appreciate them. He will also explain the traditional violin ​schools of style, how to appreciate violins, what is an “ideal” violin, and some modern ​violin-making ​techniques that help makers of his generation​​ to ​better ​understand ​​this intricate wooden box that makes music.

With exquisite workmanship and a tone combined with power and nuance, Feng Jiang‘s instruments are used by some of the world’s most demanding musicians. Jiang Feng was born a second generation violin-maker. Mr. Feng studied violin making at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. His instruments have been invited to prestigious exhibitions such as the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, the Klanggestalten Exhibition in Berlin, and the Singer-Polignac Foundation in Paris. In 2012, he was honored to receive the Double Gold Medal for the ​violin’s workmanship and tone at the Violin Society of America’s Competition.
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Map Palmer Commons - Forum Hall

November 2017

12:00pm - 1:00pm

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