Early Violin Makers in Northern Europe 1560-1725
Lark Music were delighted to sponsor a two-day BVMA conference over the weekend of the 14th and 15th of September 2019.
The focus of the conference was the similarities between English, Belgian and Parisian luthiers in the seventeenth century, and the speakers all looked for common threads that went from one country to the next.
Jan Strick presented his work on makers in Brussels, and Hubert de Launay spoke on the violin makers of Amsterdam. Marc Rosensteil took on the Parisian and French provincial makers, and Jan Bartos and Honorata Stalmierska talked about violin making in the Kingdom of Poland, an area that extended as far as Lithuania in the seventeenth century. Urs Lagenbacher shed light on the instrument making guild in Fussen, and Ben Hebbert presented on violin making in Stuart England.
It was lovely to see lots of familiar faces amongst the BVMA members, and it seemed everyone enjoyed their Lark Music goody bags!