Saturday, May 8, 2010

Photos from the China International Violinmaking Competititon

Here are some photos that Gregg sent from China, where he is currently serving as a judge in the China International Violinmaking Competition.

Gregg in front of the Beijing Conservatory of Music, where the competition is being held:


Gregg, Feng Jiang, and a local Beijing violin collector standing by a Gregg Alf violin on display at the competition:


Gregg and the assistant who is helping him record the scores:


Gregg and fellow judge Ming-Jiang Zhu from China:


Photo of the competition jury panel:


Tone judges Roger Chase and Markus Stocker:


Admiring the original del Gesu violin that Gregg brought to the competition:


Trying out Gregg's violins after his lecture at the conservatory:


Gregg and Dai-Ting Chung from the Chi Mei Foundation admiring each other's violins:


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Gregg's Violinmaking Trip to China - Part 2

We just received some photos from Gregg in China to share with you!

Since his last update, Gregg has presented lectures and demonstrations in violinmaking at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music:





When the work in Shanghai was done, Gregg and his son Leo had an opportunity do some hiking, biking, and rafting near Guilin, China. Here is a photo of Gregg and Leo cruising down the Li River:


Then, Leo boarded a flight home, and Gregg went on to Beijing, where he will serve as a judge in the China International Violinmaking Competition. Here are some "pre-competition" photos of Gregg with the competition assistants and the room where the competition will be held:





Check back in coming days for more photos and updates from the competition!