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So much is happening!
It may seem an easy shortcut, reporting in a newsletter what is happening in a Facebook group, but we would not entirely agree because:
1. So much happened this week that, if reported piece by piece in our News section, it would fill more than one month of newsletters!
2. If you are not in the Enthusiasts Facebook group, we really think you should join, and if you are, this is an excellent time to stop by and follow it more closely.
Let’s dive in!
Koji Miki shared a beautiful and little-known iconography:
It is a bit early for us, one would say… but the instrument is perfect, as the playing posture, and it has five strings. With frets! Fantastic find. Thank you, Mr. Koji Miki!
To see the post on Facebook, click here.
Sarah Kheel and Steven Collins gave an Israel benefit concert featuring two da Spalla cellos. You can hear a snippet below:
Study with Sergey Malov during the carnival break:
Updates from our workshop
We are at work! Daniela is making two Violoncello da Spalla, Alessandro one big cello.
Daniela had a last-minute call for a Sunday concert and played some Bach on the cello da spalla. In the pic, the superb A-case is in front of the lavatory in the church's sacristy in Civezzano (Italy). Not sure if it has always been there or moved from somewhere else, or maybe first outside and then survived from an enlargement of the church. However, the date is well visible: 1645! It's almost da Spalla time! 🤣
N.B.: We are working on a much-needed update of our book on Violoncello da Spalla. It’s a time consuming task, so you may not get any newsletter until we can spread the news that the new updated edition is out!
Featured video of the week
Daniel Bayle did a huge project: only those who tried themselves in this kind of self-recording and editing projects know how many hour of work and tenacity this required. Enjoy this 6th Brandenburg Concert (second and third movements are already available, just keep there!)