Interview with Composer Gwendolyn Przyjazna

Interview with Composer Gwendolyn Przyjazna

Gwendolyn Przyjazna [pshi-YAH-znah] is the 17 year old composer of “Concertina for violin and strings”, which was performed by the Young Peoples Chamber Orchestra in May of this year. The performance was the first public performance of any of...
Jon Berger Plays an Original Country Dance

Jon Berger Plays an Original Country Dance

Sebastopol fiddler Jon Berger composed this tune the style of an English Country Dance.  He is joined here by Rebecca King on piano; Jon and Rebecca are two thirds of the band Persons of Quality.  Jon’s wife Kalia Kliban, who made the pegs on the Redwood Violin, is a...
We Made the Cover of Strings Magazine!

We Made the Cover of Strings Magazine!

Strings Magazine is an internationally distributed violin trade journal, covering anything to do with the violin family of instruments. This is so gratifying! Thanks to every one who has been involved, this has been far from a solo effort. You can get a digital...
Kalia Kliban turns pegs for the Redwood Violin

Kalia Kliban turns pegs for the Redwood Violin

I talked with woodturner Kalia Kliban back in December about making some pegs for the violin. She had cleared some time in her schedule, done some research, made some jigs and tools and was now ready to turn the pegs. We visited her shop in late February to watch the...