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The Enchanted Violin


Jost Thöne, Jan Röhrman and Arty Iskandarian

The exhibition “THE ENCHANTED VIOLON”  for the German and Lebanese collectors of rare, old and new violins, by Jost Thöne, Jan Röhrman and Arty Iskandarian, that took place on Thursday the 26 - 27 - 28 of June 2008 at the hall “Wassily Kandinsky” of “Selecteum of Arts and Sciences”





Founder and Chairman of several musical activities in Europe, Jost Thöne focused since 1998 to editing and publishing encyclopedic books relating to the violins and luthiers, in target to make well known the modern and old lutherie. He published "Italian & French Violin Makers", "Violin & Bow Makers" and "Contemporary Violin Makers" with Jan Röhrmann, professional photographer for stringed instruments, whose photographs are published since 2004 in the newspaper "Le Strad" and the catalog of « International Stringed Symposium Instrument". Obsessed by violins and stringed instruments, Arty Iskandarian has engaged in the art of lutherie, passion that he has been bequeathed by a grandfather violinist and stringed instruments collector. Iskandarian was received at the Vatican where he presented his works, which are played by international soloists.



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