It is very rare to observe an original Voirin tip which has become unglued from a very prestine Voirin cello bow. F.N. Voirin was struck down in his prime by a stroke at age 52 in the streets of Paris in 1885.
Robert Ames & Francesc Clar with internationally renown musical instrument experts, Monsieur Rampal & Raffin.
Business trip to 📍San Francisco. How cool 😎 color coordinated mustang & cello cases. WOW!
Inspecting the merchandise @freemansauction. Auction takes place May 14th.
On tour with the 40-year accumulation of bows, otherwise, known as Mr. Ames’ private collection.
With my dear friend, #ElmarOliveira who will be judging at The 2019 International Tchaikovsky Competition - Moscow. Elmer also coincidently remains the only American violinist to win #GoldMedal at the very same competition in 1978. Needless to say, he is one of my favorite violinist & an all-around great guy to hang with. We rarely talk about music because we’re too busy laughing. 😆😂😝
Meet Clara. 🐶 Bob’s new girlfriend. 😘
Mr. Ames making a silver tip for a beautiful August Rau cello bow.
Mr. Ames hanging out with his homies at the #ForbiddenCity.
This represents the amount of hair that gets rejected by Mr. Ames for 3 bows in for new horse hair. Please take note that this is horse hair that is considered Triple A, meaning it should have no bad hairs in it. Can you imagine if he was using A or B grade horse hair? Nothing but the best goes into an Ames rehair.
Mr. Ames’ journey to the #GreatWall.
Music hath charms to soothe a savage beast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.
Mr. Ames with the sweetest & cutest cellist in all of Beijing.
An original hand-cut eyelet & screw from Grand Adam violin. Very rare.
New stickers coming soon! Let us know if you’d like one. 😁