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Béla Szepessy violinbow
Bow Nr. 1
A beautiful bow from 1880 stamped by Béla Szepessy (1856-1925) and offered to the exhibition by Diane Messias from London. She received it in her teens and it served her well during her years of musical studies and long career. She’s sincerely happy to return this bow to its homeland after so many years. Thank you, Diane.
Paul Sadka violinbow
Bow No.2
Paul Sadka is a bow maker living in England who worked in Italy, Hungary and France before. This elegant bow was constructed around 2000 while living in Budapest. A Sadka bow ’made in Hungary’.
Tibor Kovács violinbow
Bow No.3
This delicate bow was constructed by Tibor Kovács in Cremona..
Tamás Sziráki cellobow
Bow No.4
Tamás Sziráki constructed this beautiful bow for the International Cello Bow Making Competition in Manchester in 2004. For his work on the head he achieved higher scores than his master. Congratulations!
András Bergmann Cellobow
Bow No.5
A cello bow stamped BERGMANN A. BUDAPEST. This item was probably made in Markneukirchen around 1900 and stamped by András Bergmann, Sr. later on. A donation by cello maker Ferenc Kőrösi. Thank you!
Géza Sáli cellobow
Bow No.6
This beautiful cello bow was a gift by Géza Sáli. Thank you.!
Péter Iványi cellobow
Bow No.7
A special cello bow by Péter Iványi constructed for the International Cello Bow Making Competition in Manchester in 2004.
Antal Klier violinbow
Bow No.8
This violin bow was made by Antal Klier around 1910 in Szeged. This uniquely styled bow was part of the former Géza Molnár Collection. Donated by Pál Rácz. Thank you!
Gábor Fodor violabow
Bow No. 9
This characteristic viola bow was donated by Gábor Fodor. Thank you!
Tamás Ferencz cellobow
Bow No.10
Another cello bow constructed by Tamás Ferencz for the International Cello Bow Making Competition in Manchester in 2004.
Pál Sáránszky Geigenbogen
Bow No.11
This gold mounted violin bow was constructed by Pál Sáránszky around 1995. Special characteristics of the bow are the long frog tongue and the archaic head.
 Lajos Köhler violinbow
Bow No. 12
A bow stamped by Lajos Köhler. This charming bow was part of the former Géza Molnár Collection. Donated by Pál Rácz. Thank you!
Bernd Etzler Cellobow
Bow No. 13
This cello bow is made by Bernd Etzler.
László Lakatos baroque bow
Bow No. 14
This elegant baroque bow was constructed by László Lakatos. The stick was made of beautiful snakewood, the frog is of wavy fibred boxwood. Laci made this bow especially for our exhibition. Thank you!
Ottawa 1979
This photo shows Dezső Horváth and József Horváth in the Kun workshop in Ottawa in 1979. DEZSŐ HORVÁTH (1946-) 1946 – Born in Gönc. 1951 – Started playing the violin. 1957 – Transferred to cymbalo playing. 1978 – Visited Ottawa with the orchestra of József Horváth. January 1979 – Visited József Kun and became his apprentice. 1980 to date – Constructing bows in his flat in Havanna út, Budapest, Hungary.
József Horváth Cellobow
Bow No. 15
This octagonal cello bow was made by József Horváth in 2008. Thank you!
József Horváth in his workshop
JÓZSEF HORVÁTH 1948 – Born in Budapest. 1962-1966 – Violin student of Mrs Szipornapszky at the Béla Bartók Music Conservatory in Budapest. 1966-1993 – Worked as a professional violin player. 1971-1972, 1975-1976, 1978-1979 – Spent a year in József Kun’s workshop in Ottawa where he learnt bow making. 1993 to date – fully comitted to bow making in his workshop in Mária utca. Apprentices: Sándor Radics (1981-85), Rudolf Rigó (1993-94) and János Lakatos (1995-98) First stamp: JÓZSEF HORVÁTH Since 1993 J. HORVÁTH BUDAPEST
JÁNOS LAKATOS 1950 – Born in Egerszalók. 1965-1966 – Accomplished his secondary education at the music faculty of Géza Gárdonyi Secondary School in Eger. 1967 – Worked as a musician together with his father in Mezőkövesd. 1968 – Musician in Budapest. 1969-1970 – Studied clarinet folk music in the Musical Studio. 1970-to retirement – Travelling the world as a clarinet player. 1995-1998 – Learnt bow making from József Horváth while also consulting Rudolf Rigó. 1997 – Started bow making in his home in Kispest.
János Lakatos violin bow
Bow No. 16
This octagonal violin bow was made and donated by János Lakatos. Thank you.!
János Lakatos violin bow
Bow No. 16
This octagonal violin bow was made and donated by János Lakatos. Thank you.!
János Martin
JÁNOS MARTIN 1961 - Born in Budapest. 1983-1987 - Studied at the International Violin Making School in Cremona, IPIALL. Masters: Giorgio Scolari, Claudio Amighetti 1987-1989 - Took a master course of bow making at the evening school of C.F.P. Regione Lombardia di Cremona under the supervision of Giovanni Lucchi and Emilio Slaviero. 1989-2004 - Worked in Cremona where he cooperated with his brother-in-law, Gaspar Borchardt. 2004 to date - Working in Budapest.
János Martin baroque bow
Bow No.17
This interesting baroque bow was constructed by János Martin. The stick is made of cocoa tree, the frog is of the outer parts of a beautiful ebony tree. Half black heartwood, half white sapwood. Thank you!
Károly Gáspár
I visited Károly Gáspár in his workshop in Budapest to make the interview for his biography and he told me that violinmaker István Schneider also made bows. ISTVÁN SCHNEIDER 1943 – Born in Várpalota. 1960 – Started working for HANGSZÖV in Budapest as a trained worker. Also studied brass instrument making from János Gruber then. 1965 – Gained his professional certificate as brass instrument maker. 1969 – Worked for HANGSZÖV in József körút (from 1970 known as KOZMOSZ)
Lajos Kónya violin bow
Bow No.18
A nice bow by Lajos Kónya. Thank you!
Lajos Kónya
LAJOS KÓNYA 1948 – Born in Tatabánya. Learnt both violin making and photography from his father. 1968~ Took up wood carving, then constructed folk music instruments. Being encouraged by his father he started to work with stringed instruments. 1969 – Opened his studio. 1981 – Gained his vocational certificate as a musical instrument maker. 1983 – Opened his own workshop in Tatabánya. 1987 – Obtained his master’s certificate. 1989-2004 – Constructed altogether some 50-60 bows exclusively for violin.
Kónya István sr. violin bow
Bow No. 19
This interesting violin bow was constructed by István Kónya in Tata. Donated by the Kónya family. Thank you very much!
András Nagy violin bow
Bow No.20
A beautiful violin bow just completed by András Nagy in the Etzler workshop.
ISTVÁN KÓNYA sr 1919-1999 He studied photography from 1943. He got his master’s certificate of photography and opened his studio. From the age of thirteen he made attempts to make violins but he was 44 in 1964 when he decided to go to Cremona and learn the profession. He spent four years there. In 1968 he returned to Tatabánya with a diploma of merit. Later he moved to Tata where he devoted his whole life to instrument making. He won silver/second prize with his cello at the first Triennale in Cremona in 1976.
András Nagy playing violin with his father
ANDRÁS NAGY 1974 - Born in Miskolc. 1989-1993 - Accomplished his secondary education as a violin student at the Béla Bartók Music Conservatory in Miskolc. 1993-1995 - Completed his studies of stringed and plucked musical instrument making and restoring at the Musical Instrument Making School of the Franz Liszt Music Academy under the supervision of István Harsányi.
Géza Sáli is riding
GÉZA SÁLI 1960 ‒ Born in Mezőhegyes. 1978-1980 – Learnt violin making under the supervision of Ferenc Lakatos in the workshop of the Franz Liszt Music Academy following twelve years of violin playing and completing his secondary education 1981 – Made his first bows (then Baroque) 1985 – Obtained his master’s certificate. February 1989 – ’Infected’ Etzler Bernd with bow making. 1989 – Graz, violin and bow maker. 1996 – Received his second master’s certificate in Vienna.
Bernd Etzler and Péter Benedek in his workshop in Munich
Péter Benedek is the author of the book "Ungarischer Geigenbau, München, 1997"("Hungarian Violinmaking"), the most important work on this subject.
Klaus Grünke
Klaus Grünke is not only an excellent bow maker, but he is also one of the most important experts on German bow making and co-author of the book "GERMAN BOW MAKERS".
László Lakatos is bending a bow stick
LÁSZLÓ LAKATOS 1962 - Born in Szabadka. 1982 - Started making musical instruments. 1982-1992 - Regularly consulted with Lajos Dudás, musical instrument maker in Szabadka. 1992-1996 - Worked for Accord workshop in Budapest lead by István Bogsütz and László Juharos. Colleagues:Judith Moser and László Nemessányi. Apprentices: Bence Holló, István Molnár, László Hurguly, György Kúti and Gábor Draskóczy. 1997-2003 - Worked independently at Tibor Semmelweis’s workshop in Zugligeti utca. Apprentices: Ivány Adonyi and Zoltán Horváth.
Sándor Radics violin bow
Bow No.21
This beautiful viola bow was made by Sándor Radics. Thank you!
KÁROLY GÁSPÁR 1973 - Born in Budapest. 1992 - Learnt violin making from Károly Tóth and bow making from Sándor Radics in their workshop in Sashalom. 1993 (From second half) - Spent nine months working for Josef Fedra in Hague. 1994 - Gained his diploma while working for Alexander Miholics in Belgium. He spent periods of internship at the bow making workshop of Kent John Rosenstein in Amsterdam. 1995 - Returned to Budapest and was employed as the workshop manager of István Farkas’s workshop in Népszínház utca.
Rudolf Rigó
RUDOLF RIGÓ 1949 – Born in Budapest. 1960s – Played the double bass in the Rajkó Orchestra supporting young talents. 1992 – Learnt bow making from Sándor Radics in his workshop in Sashalom. 1992-1993 – Continued his studies with József Horváth. Until his death in 2001 he was a productive bow maker. He developed his own model, signed his high quality bows with his own stamp. He also constructed excellent French bow copies. His early death was a great loss for the Hungarian bow making profession.
Gábor Horváth is working
On Saturday we took our collection to our collegue Gábor Horváth living in Bátonyterenye. He is taking detailed photographs of the bows. Thank you, Gábor!
Attila Szitha
ATTILA SZITHA 1955 – Born in Karcag. Started playing the piano at the age of four and the cello at the age of six. Completed his secondary school studies at the Zoltán Kodály Conservatory in Debrecen.
Péter Iványi
PÉTER IVÁNYI 1977 - Born in Nyíregyháza. 1981 - Started his musical studies playing the violin. 1983 - Attended the Musical Primary School in Nyíregyháza. He sang in several choirs and played in student orchestras. His teachers included Dénes Szabó, Kossuth and Liszt Prize awarded music educator and choirmaster. 1992-1994 - Trained to be a cantor and a choirmaster. 1995 - Completed his secondary education as a violin student at the Secondary School of Art in Nyíregyháza.
The Pusztai Trió -Tibor Kanalas, Sándor Radics, Antal Pusztai
SÁNDOR RADICS 1951 – Born in Kartal. 1969 – Accomplished his secondary education as a double bass student at the Béla Bartók Conservatory in Budapest. 1969-1990 – Worked as a musician. 1981-1985 – Studied bow making from József Horváth. 1985 – Started producing bows in Budapest. 1992 – Rented a workshop with Károly Tóth in Sashalom. 1994 – Moved to Vienna. 1996 – Established his workshop in Gols. 2006 to date – Working in Frauenkirchen. Apprentices: Károly Gáspár (1991-92) and Rudolf Rigó (1992-93)
ISTVÁN KÓNYA JR. / STEFANO CONIA 1946 – Born in Felsőgalla. 1968 – Travelled to Italy with his first violin made under his father’s supervision and started his studies at the International Violin Making School in Cremona. Masters: Gio Batta Morassi and Pietro Sgarabotto. After completing his studies he worked in Master Morassi’s workshop for two years. 1972 – Gained his diploma and set up his workshop on Corso Garibaldi where he has been working since then.
TAMÁS FERENCZ 1974 - Born in Sfântu Gheorghe, Sepsziszentgyörgy, Romania. 1994 - Accomplished his studies at the Sándor Plugor Art Lyceum, faculty of music. During his studies he already had attempts at musical instrument making, finally set up a kobza making workshop. 2003 - Moved to Hungary after six years of self-employment and studied in Bernd Etzler’s workshop in Göd. 2007 to date - Living with his family in Belgium while working for the Etzler workshop as an external colleague.
BERND ETZLER 1964 - Born in Emsbüren, Germany. 1986-1988 - Studied in the violin making workshop of the Franz Liszt Music Academy under the supervision of Ferenc Kőrösi. 1988-1992 - Worked as an assistant at the same place. 1989 - Made his first bows with the guidance of Géza Sáli. 1991-1996 - Spent periods of internship at Stéphane Thomachot’s workshop in Paris. 1993 - Established his own bow making workshop in Göd.
PÉTER DARÓCZI 1934 – Born in Szeged. 1953 – Started working for the Musical Instrument Factory in Szeged, learnt violinmaking under the supervision of Lajos and Miklós Sebők. 1957 – btained his vocational qualification. 1982 – Started running his own workshop on Hunyadi János sugárút while still working full time for the musical factory. As a craftsman he fully equipped his workshop with machines made by himself. He planes his bows octagonal, he buys ready-made frogs and doesn’t use a stamp.
Emilio Slaviero, Bernard Millant és Tibor Kovács
TIBOR KOVÁCS 1980 - Born in Bratislava. Following the traditions of his musician family he learnt to play the violin and ever since he has been passionate about this instrument. He spent most of his childhood in Spain. 1996 - Started his studies at the International Violin Making School in Cremona (I.P.I.A.L.L) and at the same time gained admission to the Bow Making School of Cremona (C.F.P. Regione Lombardia di Cremona)
Pál Pilát violin bow stick
Bow No.22
This stick without a frog with the stamp of Pál Pilát was most probably made around 1910 in a master workshop in Markneukirchen. Planed beautifully, also carrying the marks of the Hermann Richard Pfretzschner school. Most probably it was made by one of the apprentices. Donated by Péter Benedek – thank you!
András Bergmann violin bow
Bow No.23
This bow made around 1900 was stamped by András Bergmann. It was most likely constructed in a German workshop and stamped in Budapest. Donated by Péter Benedek – thank you.!
The VEGA BACH BOW designed by Emil Telmányi
Bow No.24
This special bow is the most exotic piece of our collection. Emil Telmányi was a Hungarian violinist who settled down in Copenhagen in 1919. He constructed this bow there in cooperation with Knud Vestergaard, a Danish violin maker in 1949. Their intention was to use it for the authentic presentation of Bach’s pieces for solo violin.
 Kovács Tibor, Emilio Slaviero, Lorenzo Lazzarato, a hölgy ismeretlen, Martin So
PAUL SADKA 1966 - Born in Buckingham,UK. 1991-1994 - Trained as a professional cellist at the Trinity College of Music, London and completed photography studies at the same time. 1994-1995 - Learnt bow making from Noel Burke in Ireland then continued his studies in Cremona. 1996-1998 - Worked in the South of France. End of 1998 - Came to Budapest and worked in Bence Holló’s workshop in the first year. 2000-2003 Ran his own workshop in Budapest.
Mihály Reményi violin bowstick
Bow No. 25
This violin bow stick was stamped in Mihály Reményi’s workshop. The original frog and bolt head have been lost, the marks of an improper change of bone on the head can be seen. It was meant to be a good quality student bow made of brazilwood, most likely from the early 20th century Germany. Found and presented to the collection by János Mezei.
GÁBOR FODOR 1976 - Born in Budapest. 1996-1999 - Learnt woodwind instrument making in the workshop of Attila Szabó and Zoltán Csernai in the SONUS musical instrument shop. 1999(Sept)-2000 - Learnt bow making in the Etzler workshop in Göd. 2001 - Worked as a bow maker in Tamás Guminár’s violin making workshop. 2002-2007 - Repaired and constructed bows for the Rose musical instrument shop run by Tibor Juhos. He dealt with both modern and baroque bows. 2008 to date - Specialized in precision mechanics and metal works.
László Várady-Szabó double bass bow
Bow No.26
This octagonal double bass bow was constructed and donated by László Várady-Szabó. Thank you very much!
GOLLOB BALÁZS 1971 – Born in Budapest. 1989 – Studied plucked and bowed musical instrument making at Gyula Kaesz Vocational School of Woodworking. 1991 – Gained his professional certificate. Masters: Károly Bősz, Pál Sáránszky. 1991-1992 – Student at the Hungarian College of Applied Arts. 1993-1995 - Assistant to violin making master Pál Sáránszky. 1995-1997 - Studied at IPIALL, Cremona. Master: Giorgio Scolari. 1997 - Gained his certificate at IPIALL. 1997 to date – Working in his workshop in Újpest.
László Várady-Szabó Bassbogen
Bow No. 26
This octagonal double bass bow was constructed and donated by László Várady-Szabó. Thank you very much.!
Balázs Gollob baroque bow
Bow No.27
This beautiful baroque bow was constructed and donated by Balázs Gollob. Thank you very much!
LÁSZLÓ VÁRADY-SZABÓ 1975 – Accomplished his secondary education as a double bass student at the Zoltán Kodály Conservatory in Debrecen. 1978 – Qualified as a Double Bass Teacher at the Franz Liszt Music College in Debrecen. 1976 – Double bass player of the MÁV Philharmonic Orchestra in Debrecen, later known as Debrecen Philharmonic Orchestra, today as Kodály Philharmonic Orchestra.
Károly Gáspár violin bow
Bow No.28
This beautiful violin bow was constructed and donated by Károly Gáspár. Thank you very much!
KÁROLY PÉTERI 1955 – Born in Debrecen. 1974 – Finished his secondary education. 1976 – He gained his certificate as a watchmaker, in 1980 as an electrotechnican and in 1982 as an electrical mechanic. Beginning of 1980s – Started making violins alongside his full-time job. 1982-1989 – Improved his professional skills under the guidance of István Balázs.
Károly Gáspár Geigenbogen
Bow No.28
This lovely bow is made by Károly Gáspár. He donated it to our exhibition. Thank you very much!
Béla Szepessy violin bow
This beautiful violin bow was constructed by Béla Szepessy around 1920. With a special frog made of tortoise shell it is a special ’guest’ in our collection until the end of May 2016. Péter Benedek lent this beautiful relic to our collection as well as donating two bows by Pál Pilát and András Bergmann. Thank you very much!
TAMÁS SZIRÁKI 1966 – Born in Budapest. 1985 – Completed his secondary education at Mihály Táncsics Secondary School. 1987 – Vocational certificate as a home appliance repair technician. 1987-1989 – Military service. 1989-1991 – Cleaner, delivery-man at the National Institute of Oncology. 1991-1995 – Studied at ELTE BTK, majored in Chinese. 1995-1999 – Backoffice support and futures currency trading at Raiffeisen Securities and Investment Ltd. 1999-2000 – Backoffice support in futures hedging at UBM Ltd.
Szepessy Béla hegedűvonó
This beautiful violin bow was constructed by Béla Szepessy around 1920. With a special frog made of tortoise shell it is a special ’guest’ in our collection until the end of May 2016. Péter Benedek lent this beautiful relic to our collection as well as donating two bows by Pál Pilát and András Bergmann. Thank you very much!
Josef Kun
JOSEPH KUN 1930-1996 1930 – Born in Kassa. 1948-1953 - Learnt violin and bow making from Vladimir Prybil. 1956 – Gained his musical degree as a violinist.. 1953-1968 – Part-time violin and bow maker while also working as a violin teacher of the Czech State Conservatory. 1968 – Emmigrated to Canada and settled down in Ottawa where he opened his own workshop. He was a successful bow maker and author of the book ’The Art of Bowmaking’. However, he was best known for developing his own violin and viola shoulder rest. Stamps
The Hungarian Bows of the Molnár collection
GÉZA MOLNÁR Géza Molnár was born in a well-off family, which lost its wealth during the deprivatization period. He was the violist of the State Operetta Theatre and at the same time established the most significant private collection of musical instruments and bows of the Kádár era. He was a jolly, kind and generous man. All members of the former workshop of the Music Academy regularly worked for him. After a tour abroad he often invited us to his home to treat us with foreign delicacies. Unfortunately he died far too early.
János Riedl violin bow
p>This beautiful violin bow was stamped by János Riedl, most likely to be made around the 1890s. The relatively strong characteristic head and the elegant, classical frog are the works of an experienced master.
Miksa Frirsz violin bow
This violin bow was stamped by Miksa Frirsz around 1920. Most likely to be made in a German workshop.
András Bergmann violin bow
This fine violin bow was made around 1900. The head and the elegant, classical frog are the works of an experienced master.
Mihály Reményi violin bow
This is a violin bow stamped by Mihály Reményi in Budapest. The model of the frog is quite similar to the cello frog exhibited.
István Havas  viola bow
This viola bow was made by istván Havas around 1910.The stick is made of pernambuco, the frog of ebony with nickelsilver.               
This is the second bow by Antal Klier from the Molnár Collection. It is very similar to its ’brother’, it was almost in a ’virgin’ state without any damage when we took photos of it. The stick is made of pernambucco, the frog is of ebony with silver settings. The head is a bit unique, the special ring makes the frog very interesting – the pearl eye is surrounded by a very thin silver ring. The master drilled the place of the pearl eye and the ring at the same time with a special drill, the ring was only bent, it was not soldered.
This is a bow made by Mihály Bodák. He worked in the 1930s in Detroit.
Tucsni László
Hungarian bow maker living in the Netherlands
LÁSZLÓ TUCSNI 1948 - Born in Szekszárd. 1962-1966 - Violin student at the Music Conservatory in Pécs. Teacher: Mathild Grév. 1967-1970 - Continued violin studies at the Music Academy, faculty in Pécs. Teacher: Henrik Botvay. 1970 - Gained his degree, then worked in Yugoslavia for a year. 1971-2008 - Violinist at the Hilversum Radio Chamber Orchestra in the Netherlands, second concert master in the last years.
Károly Ferenczy-Tomasowsky violin bow
Péter Benedek, violin making master and expert living and working in Munich sent us some charming photos of Hungarian bows. The first one is a violin bow stamped by Károly Ferenczy-Tomasowsky.
Sternberg hegedűvonó
STERNBERG violin bow
Ármin Sternberg set up his business at the end of the 19th century. Later his sons, Árpád and Ferenc took over the business. The Stenbergs were mainly traders of musical instruments, but they were also involved in construction and reparation. The company existed until 1949. A bow stamped by them can be seen here, the head of which unfortunately has been destroyed.
Bow photos by Péter Benedek
A violin bow stamped by Károly Ferenczy-Tomasowsky. The shape of the head is elongated, on the backside there is no chamfer but it is round instead. We call this model ’swan head’ or ’swan neck’. The very long adjuster is also a special feature.
The most beautiful planes of the world
Attila Szitha sent us some beautiful photos from Milan. These will be presented in the next couple of days.
The following photos introduce the phases of bow hairing methods used by Attila Szitha .
Bow construction
The following photos introduce the phases of bow making methods used by Attila Szitha .
Bow head reparation
Here we can see the tool Attila uses to drill the place of the tapping to repair a broken head
Budapest I. district, Táncsics Mihály street 7.
All bow enthusiasts and everybody interested are warmly welcome!
Bows from the Reményi catalogue
Mihály György sent us some photos from the Reményi catalogue. Wide selection of bows were available at Reményi’s.
My friend, Joachim Sinus Dennemann took a series of photos in the summer of 2014 in my workshop in Göd.
I asked my colleague, Tamás Sziráki to make three photo collages of bow heads, frogs and adjusters so that different styles of makers can be demonstrated here.
 György Ács and his son Bálint Ács made this nice short film. Thank you very much.
Some photos of the conference and the opening ceremony taken by Balázs Gollob.
Károly Péteri could hand over his bow to us only on the day of the opening ceremony in the last minute, so we didn’t have time to take detailed photos of it. I only had the chance to take this quick shot in the museum with Tamás Sziráki. The bow moved into its showcase after the opening at eight o’clock and is very happy in its new home. Thank you very much for the bow.
Tibor Kovács cello bow, Eric Fournier-Grand Prix, Bernd Etzler-Grand Prix
The 1st International "Darling" Bowmaking Competition
The award ceromony of the 1st Darling International Bowmaking Competition took place in Amsterdam on the 7th of May. Below are the winners of the Workmanship Awards Alexandre Aumont -The Tibor Kovacs-Grand Prix for Cello Bow Emmanuel Bégin – The Tibor Kovacs-Grand Prix for Violin Bow – The Eric Fournier-Grand Prix for Violin Bow – The Robert Morrow-Grand Prix for Cello Bow Bernd Etzler – The Eric Fournier-Grand Prix for Viola Bow –The Pierre Nehr-Grand Prix for Violin Bow
 The 3 medals of the 3rd China Violin Making & Bow Making Competition
Three awards went to Hungary
This was the second Chinese competition, which also allowed the participation of bows. The members of the a first class jury were Stéphan Thomachot from France, Klaus Grünke from Germany and Tim Baker from Great Britain.
András Nagy violin bow bronz medal
Hungarian makers won 3 medals This was the first International Bowmaking Competition named after “Maestro GIOVANNI LUCCHI”. There were only violin bows in the competition. The bows were judged by bowmakers Pietro Cavalazzi and Adriano Massari and by the violinist Luigi Mazza. András Nagy won the bronz medal and his bow will be part of the exhibition in the Museum of Music History in Budapest. Tamás Sziráki won the silver medal and Bernd Etzler the gold medal..

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