LUIS AND CLARK Carbon Fibre Cello Alberta String Association Newsletter Summer 2006 Josephine van Lier For quite some time, I wanted to purchase a cello that I could safely use for teaching; my 1870 Mirecourt cello suffered quite seriously from being picked up and put down a thousand times a day, not to mention being [...]
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It’s lighter, cheaper and it turns heads in the pit: Derek Gomez plays his $7,500 (Canadian dollars) space-age cello. Bill Rankin, The Edmonton Journal Saturday, January 03, 2004 EDMONTON – Derek Gomez is a quiet man, an analytical man. Behind his reserved exterior, though, the Edmonton Symphony cellist is also what you might call a [...]
“The bass sounds just magical in the middle register and totally sings when soloing. Plus it’s a ton of fun to play – the sloped shoulders are really comfortable and make accessing the upper register very easy. I’ve been giving the instrument a good shakedown over the last month or so and have been very [...]
Philip Heyman is the principal viola of the Welsh National Opera Orchestra. He owns and plays a Luis and Clark viola. During the month of January, he and Luis Leguia played two recitals at the Welsh Royal College of Music, Oxford University and the Victoria Albert Museum in London. Read the article.