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Col Choochart Pitaksakorn


Col Choochart Pitaksakorn is Thailand’s most prestigious viola and violin player. On June 9, 2011 the Chulalongkorn University Symphony Orchestra, under the Royal Patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Vadhana Krom Luang Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra gave a concert to honor him. This part of that very special concert featured him as soloist and he chose to [...]

Col Choochart Pitaksakorn2014-11-15T11:06:27-05:00

Jasmine Beams


Jasmine Beams was born in Santa Rosa, California. She began her violin lesson at age of 6, and became the concertmaster of the Shasta Youth Symphony in Redding, CA when she was 13. Currently she is Solo Viola of the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra in Finland and previously Deputy Principal viola in the Finnish National Opera.

Jasmine Beams2017-04-03T16:32:33-04:00

Steven Sharp Nelson


Steven Sharp Nelson of The Piano Guys comes into Classic FM and performs A beautifully moving rending of "Nearer My God To Thee" on his Luis & Clark carbon fiber cello.

Steven Sharp Nelson2015-02-02T15:00:44-05:00

Flora Lee at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra


One of two Luis & Clark instruments at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's Academy Week. Amusing thing to note is that I'm sitting with my 2011 L&C violin next to Concertmaster Jon Carney who is playing a 1687 Stradivarius.

Flora Lee at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra2015-04-17T09:22:37-04:00

Wired Magazine features the Luis and Clark Violin


Thomas Edison stumbled upon a carbon-fiber precursor while experimenting with lightbulb filaments in 1879. He superheated splinters of bamboo and produced strands of carbon that could withstand high temperatures and conduct electricity. Physicist Roger Bacon expanded on this process in 1958, creating "whiskers" roughly 10 times the tensile strength and more than three times the [...]

Wired Magazine features the Luis and Clark Violin2016-11-04T12:10:58-04:00

Taylor Davis on her L&C Violin


Game of Thrones Theme - Violin - Taylor Davis >>>> Taylor writes about this video: "I absolutely love the Game of Thrones series and am so excited for Season 3! Hope you like my rendition of the theme, I created the orchestral backtrack and arrangement. Thanks so much for watching and for all your support!" [...]

Taylor Davis on her L&C Violin2015-04-17T09:12:58-04:00

From Mozart to Mars Concert, Oct. 1


Multi-talented composer Lisa Ralia Heffter bridges the worlds of classical, rock and theater composition to create a dazzling universe of musical beauty in “From Mozart to Mars,” on Mon., Oct. 1, 7pm. The concert, a highlight of the ninth season of Calhoun’s Performing Arts Series, features a distinguished cast of vocalists, musicians--including surprise guests from Broadway.

From Mozart to Mars Concert, Oct. 12016-11-04T12:10:59-04:00

The Strad Features Stjepan Hauser and Luka Sulic


Link to The Strad Digital Masters UK-based duo 2Cellos tell Tim Woodall how the power of the internet took them from a single video upload to a six-album deal and stadium tour - Stjepan Hauser and Luka Sulic are featured in this month's The Strad magazine with their signature (and now famous) Luis and Clark [...]

The Strad Features Stjepan Hauser and Luka Sulic2013-12-10T11:52:33-05:00

The Cello Shredders – Wall Street Journal Jan. 13th, 2012


Less than a year ago, a pair of Croatian cellists posted a YouTube video showing off their shredding, percussive take on the Michael Jackson song "Smooth Criminal." That almost immediately led to a multialbum deal with Sony Masterworks and a slot on an Elton John tour that continues through a two-month run in Las Vegas starting next month.

The Cello Shredders – Wall Street Journal Jan. 13th, 20122016-11-04T12:10:59-04:00

Luis and Clark Violin on display at the Museum of Fine Arts’ new Linde Family Wing


Last month, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) opened the doors on the new 80,000 square foot Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art. Approximately 250 contemporary works are on display in the 7 galleries of the new wing, including one of Luis and Clark's very own Carbon Fiber Violins. In fact, the the Luis and Clark violin is the only instrument from the Museum’s musical instrument collection to be showcased in the exhibtions which aim to offer new perspectives and encourage connections between art of the present and past.

Luis and Clark Violin on display at the Museum of Fine Arts’ new Linde Family Wing2016-11-04T12:10:59-04:00