Yes, they are worth their weight in gold. No, their value changes as the years pass. That said, violinists don’t tend to keep their old instruments.
Which instrument are the most important instruments to you? The most important instrument in violin playing is the C-sharp, and that’s certainly true for bass violins.
Which kind of violin are you? A student doesn’t need a fancy violin, they just need one they can play well.
How many violins do you have? My wife and I both play four of them.
Which company do you think should take over the violin business? The company that should take over is the new company of Fozard, so yes I’m saying Fozard. They’re so young and they’re so fresh with new ideas, and most of all, they’re always looking to learn and improve and grow the business.
What are your hobbies? I’m doing some teaching, I’ve done a very small concert concert in the summer. I enjoy writing, and I write for fun, so that’s also a hobby for me.
What is the best concert you’ve ever played? I played in Italy in August 2001 with the Tutti Vini ensemble. It was a two-day concert.
What is your favorite place to travel? Italy is always a nice place.
A video showing a Chinese navy ship conducting a controversial drill with Indian forces, including the navy’s newest aircraft carrier, has been circulating on Chinese social media this morning, according to the Telegraph.
The video, titled “Indian Navy Ships Conduct Evasive Maneuvers Over China Ship, AIM-120A AMRAAM,” shows a Chinese navy frigate conducting a “combat drill” with the Indian Navy’s new inducted aircraft carrier, the Vishal.
The frigate, the ‘J-21T’, is one of many Chinese-built vessels that are part of the China-led Maritime Silk Road Initiative (MRI), which is a proposed new free-trade zone between Asia and Europe, as well as other parts of the world. China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs is also promoting the initiative in Asia.
There is little to go on about the drill. According to the Telegraph, the video’s title is a reference to an old Chinese naval code, that translates to “machinery” but which also has a meaning that means “one’s own ship.”
It is not clear where the