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...
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...

New Theme tune for The Redwood Violin

I’m very excited to be able to add a theme tune to the Redwood Violin videos. High school Junior, Gwendolyn Thalia Przyjazna, composed this musical signature which I feel captures the optimistic and exploratory essence of the Redwood Violin Project. Redwood...
Greg Zall and Mark Tindley, Fine woodworking and marquetry.

Greg Zall and Mark Tindley, Fine woodworking and marquetry.

Mark Tindley and Greg Zall do high end woodwork from furniture to cabinetry. Their biggest distinction is their spectacular marquetry work. A tour of the shop and a just completed project Their shop is in a semi-rural setting on the edge of Petaluma in a couple of the...