An old friend dropped by a few weeks ago. A Rugeri cello copy I made in 2000, and looking well and happy, I’m pleased to say.
Last month I was in Cremona for the ‘Messie Study Day’, which was very exciting, particularly hearing a wealth of scientific analysis supporting the known history of this unique violin. Great to see it back in the city of its birth for its 300th anniversary.
The current preoccupation is with a complex Gofriller restoration, the intricacies of which are helping to distract me from global politics.