Chris Jacoby manages the workshop at Potter Violins in Takoma Park, MD, and his handmade instruments are played in orchestras and ensembles around the world. He edits The Scroll magazine for The Violin Society of America, and is a regular contributor to industry publications.
July 14th, 2021 | Season 3 | 42 mins 45 secs
american made, auction house, cello, jason price, luthier, tarisio, viola, violin, violin auctions, violin sales, violin shop
Chris and Rozie chat with one of the founders of the internationally recognized violin auction house Tarisio - Jason Price. We cover some of the history of buying & selling, the purpose of auctions, and how Tarisio has changed the market.
June 23rd, 2021 | Season 3 | 52 mins 50 secs
carriage house, cello, christopher reuning, fine violin sales, international violin trade, luthier, omo, reuning & sons, tarisio, viola, violin, violin auction, violin auctions, violin making, violin shop, violin society of america
With influence far and wide across many levels of the violin industry, Christoper Reuning joins Chris and Rozie to discuss the many turns his career path has taken.
April 14th, 2021 | Season 2 | 46 mins 29 secs
american made, bonsoir catan, cajun, cello, lafayette, luthier, magnolia sisters, omo, sola, sola violins, viola, violin, violin making, violin shop, zydeco
Anya shares with Chris and Rozie the history of Lafayette, Louisiana, and it's unique Cajun heartbeat, and the unique challenges of doing luthier work in swampland.
January 1st, 2021 | Season 2 | 28 mins 57 secs
cello, live, luthier, quiz show, viola, violin, violin making, violin shop, violin society of america, vsa
Happy New Year! We present an audio version of the VSA Quiz Show we conducted in November. We look forward to seeing you Omosapiens for Season 3 in January!
September 2nd, 2020 | Season 2 | 56 mins
american made, cello, chris jacoby, luthier, made in the americas, omo, selling violins, two truths and a lie, viola, violin, violin making, violin shop
How does a modern maker make money? What's the options for selling and how does one make it work? Chris Jacoby shares his years of experience making and selling, what has worked and what hasn't. We share lines we've used to make sales, and continue our segment: Two Truths and A Lie.
August 5th, 2020 | Season 2 | 1 hr 2 mins
american made, bow history, bow making, cello, conservation, french history. omo, french trade schools, luthier, matt wehling, viola, violin, violin shop
When was the hot hot evolution of the bow? Rozie and Jerry bequeath the history of bowmaking in France, plus bow maker Matt Wehling delights us with his awewsomeness and schools us on works toward preservation of endangered bow materials.
Stay tuned as Chris, Jerry, and Rozie play two truths and a lie.
July 1st, 2020 | Season 2 | 51 mins
american made, cello, luthier, made in the americas, mexican luthier, mexican violins, omo, south american history, south american instruments, viola, violin, violin making, violin shop
But how did violin making come to Mexico and South America? When European instrument making met indigenous American hands, what sprang from this? Join Rozie & Jerry for an interview with Jaime Gabriel, Mexican luthier and recent transplant to the states.
June 7th, 2020 | Season 2 | 53 mins 30 secs
american made, cello, lutheria sobre ruedas, luthier, luthiery on wheels, made in the americas, omo, travel, viola, violin, violin making, violin shop
Join us, Omosapiens, as we explore violin making in the greater continent, not just the states. Ben Hebbert chats with Rozie about some earliest known American Makers, and later luthier Damien Stoppani pauses his travels to tell us about Lutheria Sobre Ruedas - Luthiery On Wheels, and his travels along the continent in his bus.
May 6th, 2020 | Season 2 | 45 mins 48 secs
bach cello suites, baroque, baroque cello, baroque music, baroque period, baroque violin set up, cellist, cello, juliana soltis, luthier, musician, omo, sarah peck, viola, violin, violin making, violin shop
Join Chris, Jerry, and Rozie as they explore baroque style from both a luthiers perspective as well as a player's perspective. Special guests Sarah Peck walks us through her relationships with clients seeking to play in the baroque style, followed by an interview with Juliana Soltis, touring professional baroque cellist, exploring the different colors of sound created in this unique time period.
April 15th, 2020 | Season 2 | 42 mins 18 secs
cello, coping, corona, covid-19, luthier, omo, stay safe, viola, violin, violin making, violin shop
Across the globe, shops are closed, and work for musicians is difficult to find. Listeners contribute: how are we coping? Hosts Rozie, Chris, and Jerry update us.
April 1st, 2020 | Season 2 | 32 mins 43 secs
cello, corona, covid-19, luthier, omo, plagues, safety, viola, violin, violin shop
Chris and Rozie chat with Ben Hebbert about the state of our industry, facing Covid-19 pressures.
March 4th, 2020 | Season 2 | 1 hr 4 mins
aniline dyes, cancer, cello, chemical safety, chemicals, luthier, viola, violin, violin shop, workbench
What kinds of chemicals are we exposed to in this industry, and how can we better protect ourselves? Join us for part 1 where we interview a young cancer survivor.