Way back in the 90s, something clicked for me. After hearing the glorious sounds of a Corelli trio sonata played on period instruments, I knew I had to get my hands on a baroque violin and bow. Not knowing where to turn, I just tuned my modern fiddle down to 415, and choked up on my modern bow. After a while of switching back and forth, taking the chinrest off, and all that, I decided it was time to take the plunge. But I had no idea where to turn.
Cut to 20 years later, after decades in the baroque world, I noticed that students were facing the exact same challenge that I faced: Where to start?
Since launching lamotteviolins.com, I've helped dozens of budding period instrumentalists find a good bow and instrument, both imported and domestic. I've learned that many players would prefer an older instrument to a new one, and so I've created baroquehub.com to represent only newer instruments: ones that I've personally selected, varnished, adjusted, and played in. These are affordable, professional-level instruments that are played by many of my respected and renowned colleagues.
For those looking for older instruments, please visit lamotteviolins.com
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