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SLSQ Chamber Music Seminar 2016: Keynote Presentation with Samuel Zygmuntowicz – The Strad3D Project

Samuel Zygmuntowicz's talk, The Strad3D Project, highlights a September 2006 meeting of leading scientists and violinmakers – along with three great Cremonese violins – for the first-ever 3D laser vibration scans of violins, plus CT scans and analysis. Adding traditional expertise, photos, measurements, and music, this project has become a unified inquiry of unprecedented scope.
Samuel Zygmuntowicz, violinmaker, was already a prize-winning sculptor before beginning his instrument-making studies at age 13. Since 1985, he has made instruments by advance commission for performers such as Cho-Liang Lin, Joshua Bell, Maxim Vengerov, Yo-Yo Ma, Leila Josefowicz, David Finckel, and the Emerson String Quartet members. A 1994 violin that he made for Isaac Stern set a record for the highest auction price paid for a musical instrument by a living maker. The Harper Collins book The Violinmaker documents his making of a violin for Eugene Drucker.
The SLSQ’s programs at Stanford are made possible by the Stanford University Department of Music, Stanford Live, The Friends of Music at Stanford, Stanford Arts Office of the Associate Dean, Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies, and Autism Fun Bay Area. Special thanks to Peter and Helen Bing.



Sunday, June 19, 2016. 02:30PM


Campbell Recital Hall


Department of Music, Stanford Live, Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies (SPCS), Stanford Arts


Free | Free tickets available at the door 30 minutes before curtain at Campbell Recital Hall.