The Violin Today

Samuel Zygmuntowicz shapes a violin arch in his Brooklyn, New York, studio. Lilian Finckel, 2016

Encounter V

The Violin Today

Fred Child, popular host of the American Public Media® radio program Performance Today®, moderates the summer’s final Encounter, featuring an elite panel of Music@Menlo violinists and the incomparable violin maker Samuel Zygmuntowicz. This in-depth discussion of modern violin making, performance, and pedagogy will include violinists who have studied with the greatest virtuosi of our time, with lineage dating all the way back to Joseph Joachim, providing a uniquely engrossing opportunity to hear the perspectives of today’s finest performers—pointing directly toward the future of the majestic violin tradition.